Literature and Evil
M. Boyars, 1973 - 208 pages
"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 Bataille was a radical philosopher, novelist and critic whose writings continue to exert a vital influence on today's literature and thought.
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Review: Literature and EvilUser 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
Review: Literature and EvilUser 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