Literature and evil

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M. Boyars, 1973 - 208 pages
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;Literature is not innocent, ; Bataille declares in the preface to this unique collection of literary profiles. ;It is guilty and should admit itself so. ; The word, the flesh, and the devil are explored by this extraordinary intellect in the work of eight outstanding authors: Emily Bronte, Baudelaire, Blake, Michelet, Kafka, Proust, Genet and De Sade. Born in France in 1897, Georges Bataillewas a radical philosopher, novelist and critic whose writings continue to exert a vital influence on today's literature and thought.

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User Review  - Marie - Goodreads

This book surely left a good impression of Bataille in me. His ability to link so many authors from different ages, united by this exploration of evil as being one of the proofs for the lack of ... Read full review

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User Review  - cras culture - Goodreads

As much as I enjoy the idea of transgression (which bataille and mischievous others infamously espoused), I can't help but think that in today's world-at-large, where everything is permitted (as long ... Read full review


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Bataille was a medievalist librarian by training. Active in the French intellectual scene from the 1920s through the 1950s, he founded the journal Critique and was a member of the Acephale group and the College de sociologie.

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