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 - Lara Alonso Corona - Goodreads
I particularly liked the part about Genet, but then again I was bound to. 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