Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - 128 pages
30 Reviews
In 1928, Georges Bataille published this first novel under a pseudonym, a legendary shocker that uncovers the dark side of the erotic by means of forbidden obsessive fantasies of excess and sexual extremes. A classic of pornographic literature, Story of the Eye finds the parallels in Sade and Nietzsche and in the investigations of contemporary psychology; it also forecasts Bataille's own theories of ecstasy, death and transgression which he developed in later work.

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Batille is a brilliant and probably also genius writer. - Goodreads
He is a philosopher writing a novel. - Goodreads
A major influence in my writing career. - Goodreads
I was hooked to Bataille's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Roberta Pearce - Goodreads

My eyes! My eyes! I don't know where to even begin in rating this novella. I don't think I recommend it. Certainly not for the faint of heart. Hell, not even for the smelling-salt of heart. Let's call ... Read full review

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User Review  - Henry Martin - Goodreads

One of the most bizarre books I have ever read, The Story of the Eye kept me torn as I kept turning the pages. Torn whether to repulse or whether to admit excitement. This book was unlike anything I ... Read full review

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