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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Hard to read in public. - Goodreads
A riveting read by a prominenet writer. - Goodreads
Plot is one hundred percent nonexistent here. - Goodreads
The Milo Manara of prose. - Goodreads
It would have been excellent if the author kept writing - Goodreads
... great writing, story, eroticism. - Goodreads

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Georges Bataille's 1928 novella Story of the Eye has often been read for the graphic details of an increasingly inexplicable adventures of a pair of teenagers and their sexual perversions. Narrated by ... Read full review

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Can't say I disliked it. But cannot say I liked it either. Much pornography? Such fetish. Hard to read in public. Haha. Read full review

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