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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Plot is one hundred percent nonexistent here. - Goodreads
A riveting read by a prominenet writer. - Goodreads
The Milo Manara of prose. - Goodreads
It would have been excellent if the author kept writing - Goodreads
... great writing, story, eroticism. - Goodreads
raunchy 1920s writing - Goodreads

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I couldn't put this book down. It's one of those rare novels that is so harsh, vibrant and energetic that it makes the rest of life seem bland. From the very beginning of the book, Bataille builds an ... Read full review

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Contents

STORY OF THE
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Preface to Story of the Eye
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The Metaphor of the Eye
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