Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - 128 pages
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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
A riveting read by a prominenet writer. - Goodreads
It would have been excellent if the author kept writing - Goodreads
... great writing, story, eroticism. - Goodreads
raunchy 1920s writing - Goodreads
... it was just crap writing. - Goodreads

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Grossly surrealist, sexual, weird and bizarrely affectionate at times. A neat break from the long-winded seriousness of Wollstonecraft! Read full review

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Wow. Dripping in symbolism and early to mid 20th century repression.... Read full review

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Contents

STORY OF THE
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Preface to Story of the Eye
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The Metaphor of the Eye
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