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 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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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
Review: Literature and EvilUser Review - Mimi - Goodreads
well, I didn't quite finish it. Some sections, like the one on Charlotte Bronte and Kafka were much better than others, but I don't quite buy Bataille's thesis that literature is evil and childish and ... Read full review