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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Book Description Bataille’s first novel, published under the pseudonym ‘Lord Auch’, is still his most notorious work. In this explicit pornographic fantasy, the young male narrator and his lovers ... Read full review

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I did not really care for this book. It is surrealism that is nothing but erotic. I think it was written for it's shock value and just shows how sick some people can be. 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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