Bataille, Georges 1897-1962
Most widely held works about Georges Bataille
Most widely held works by Georges Bataille
Lascaux, or, The birth of art : prehistoric painting by Georges Bataille ( Book )
4 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
Manet; [biographical and critical study by Georges Bataille ( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
L'érotisme by Georges Bataille ( Book )
131 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 13 languages and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Literature and evil by Georges Bataille ( Book )
79 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 831 libraries worldwide
La littérature est communication. La communication commande la loyauté : la morale rigoureuse est donnée dans cette vue à partir de complicités dans la connaissance du mal, qui fondent la communication intense.
Story of the eye by Georges Bataille ( Book )
101 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 703 libraries worldwide
To unge mennesker lever sig helt ind i et liv med en balancegang mellem død og seksualitet - den yderste lyst og den yderste smerte - tæt på døden.
Theory of religion by Georges Bataille ( Book )
41 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Blue of noon by Georges Bataille ( Book )
93 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 663 libraries worldwide
"Le Bleu du ciel a d'abord été le titre d'un petit texte écrit en 1934 en Espagne, où G. Bataille se trouvait avec A. Masson. Le récit a été écrit en 1935 et publié pour la première fois dans son intégralité en 1957.
The accursed share : an essay on general economy by Georges Bataille ( Book )
53 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Most Anglo-American readers know Bataille as a novelist. The "Accursed Share "provides an excellent introduction to Bataille the philosopher. Here he uses his unique economic theory as the basis for an incisive inquiry into the very nature of civilization. Unlike conventional economic models based on notions of scarcity, Bataille's theory develops the concept of excess: a civilization, he argues, reveals its order most clearly in the treatment of its surplus energy. The result is a brilliant blend of ethics, aesthetics, and cultural anthropology that challenges both mainstream economics and ethnology. The three volumes of "The Accursed Share" address what Georges Bataille sees as the paradox of utility: namely, if being useful means serving a further end, then the ultimate end of utility can only be uselessness. The first volume, the only one published before Bataille's death, treated this paradox in economic terms, showing that "it is not necessity but its contrary, luxury, that presents living matter and mankind with their fundamental problems." In the second and third volumes, "The History of Eroticism" and "Sovereignty", Bataille explores the same paradox of utility from an anthropological and an ethical perspective, respectively. "The History of Eroticism" analyzes the fears and fascination, the prohibitions and transgressions attached to the realm of eroticism as so many expressions of the "uselessness" of erotic life. In the third volume, Bataille raises the ethical problems of sovereignty, of "the independence of man relative to useful ends."
Inner experience by Georges Bataille ( Book )
68 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Visions of excess : selected writings, 1927-1939 by Georges Bataille ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
On Nietzsche by Georges Bataille ( Book )
46 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
"Hailed as "one of France's best minds" by Martin Heidegger, Georges Bataille has become one of the most influential thinkers in America. Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, and Kristeva all acknowledge their debt to him." "For the first time translated into English, On Nietzsche is the third and last volume of Bataille's crowning achievement, The Atheological Summa, which includes the books Inner Experience and Guilty. Originally published in France in 1945, On Nietzsche comes as close as Bataille could ever come to formulating a system of his own - an "atheology."" "Nietzsche was a major influence on Bataille's life. In 1915, in a crisis of guilt after leaving his blind father in the hands of the Germans, Bataille converted to Catholicism. It was Nietzsche's work that led him to abandon Catholicism for an idiosyncratic form of godless mysticism. In this volume Bataille becomes, and goes beyond, Nietzsche, assuming Nietzsche's thought where he left off - with God's death. The heart of this book explores how one can have a spiritual life outside religion." "Throughout, Bataille argues against fascist interpretations of Nietzsche. He writes of Nietzsche's falling out with Richard Wagner and his disgust for German anti-Semitism. He lauds Nietzsche as a prophet foretelling "the crude German fate," and in the appendix Bataille defends himself against Sartre." "On Nietzsche is essentially a journal that brilliantly mixes observations with ruminations in fragments, aphorisms, poems, myths, quotations, and images against the background of the war and the German occupation. Bataille has a unique way of moving breezily from abstraction to confession, and from theology to eroticism, skillfully weaving together his own internal experience of anguish with the war and the destruction raging outside. This volume reconfirms Michel Foucault's words: "[Bataille] broke with traditional narrative to tell us what has never been told before.""--BOOK JACKET.
The tears of Eros by Georges Bataille ( Book )
58 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Includes Lettres inédites de G. Bataille.
Manet by Georges Bataille ( Book )
28 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 472 libraries worldwide
L'abbé C : a novel by Georges Bataille ( Book )
47 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 470 libraries worldwide
The absence of myth : writings on surrealism by Georges Bataille ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
'Surrealism', wrote Georges Bataille in 1945, 'has from the start given consistency to a "morality of revolt" and its most important contribution - important perhaps even in the political realm - is to have remained, in matters of morality, a revolution.'. For Bataille, 'the absence of myth' had itself become the myth of the modern age. In a world that had 'lost the secret of its cohesion', Bataille saw surrealism as both a symptom and the beginning of an attempt to address this loss. His writings on this theme - which he had hoped to assemble into a book and which are published here for the first time - mostly date from the immediate postwar period, and are the result of profound reflection in the wake of World War Two. In one respect they represent preliminary notes for his later work, especially for The Accursed Share and Theory of Religion. But many of the issues raised were never taken up again; therefore they offer a fresh perspective on his thinking at a decisive time. Together, these texts also comprise perhaps the most incisive study yet made of surrealism, insisting on its importance as a cultural and social phenomenon with far-reaching consequences. They clarify Bataille's links with the surrealist movement, and throw revealing light on his complex and greatly misunderstood relationship with Andre Breton. Above all, The Absence of Myth shows Bataille to be a much more radical figure than his postmodernist devotees would have us believe: a man who continually tried to extend Marxist social theory; a pessimistic thinker, but one as far removed from nihilism as can be.
Guilty by Georges Bataille ( Book )
23 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in French and English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
The cradle of humanity : prehistoric art and culture by Georges Bataille ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
"The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture collects Georges Bataille's essays and lectures spanning thirty years of his research in anthropology, comparative religion, aesthetics, and philosophy. These were neither idle nor idyllic years; the discovery of Lascaux in 1940 coincides with the bloodiest war in history - with new machines of death, Auschwitz, and Hiroshima. Bataille's reflections on the possible origins of humanity concur with the intensified threat of its possible extinction." "For Bataille, prehistory is universal history; it is the history of a human community prior to its fall into separation, into nations and races. The art of prehistory offers the earliest traces of nascent yet fully human consciousness - of consciousness not yet fully separated from natural flora and fauna nor from the energetic forces of the universe. A play of identities, the art of prehistory is the art of a consciousness struggling against itself, of a human spirit struggling against brute animal physicality. Prehistory is the cradle of humanity, the birth of tragedy." "Bataille reaches beyond disciplinary specializations to imagine a moment when thought was universal. Bataille's work provides a model for interdisciplinary inquiry in our own day, a universal imagination and thought for our own potential community. The Cradle of Humanity speaks to philosophers and historians of thought, to anthropologists interested in the history of their discipline and in new methodologies, to theologians and religious comparatists interested in the origins and nature of man's encounter with the sacred, and to art historians and aestheticians grappling with the place of prehistory in the canons of art."--BOOK JACKET.
The trial of Gilles de Rais by Georges Bataille ( Book )
30 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Œuvres complètes by Georges Bataille ( Book )
in French and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Complete works of the author in a series of volumes.
The College of Sociology (1937-39) ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Antiquities, Prehistoric Architecture Architecture and literature Art, Modern Authors, French Avant-garde (Aesthetics) Bataille, Georges,--1897-1962 Biography Blanchot, Maurice Cave paintings Conference proceedings Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Derrida, Jacques Economic history Economics Erotic literature Exhibition catalogs France France--Lascaux Cave French fiction French literature History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intellectual life Klossowski, Pierre Leiris, Michel,--1901-1990 Literature Literature, Modern Literature and society Literature--Philosophy Manet, Édouard,--1832-1883 Mysticism Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm,--1844-1900 Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, Modern Political and social views Politics and literature Postmodernism Records and correspondence Religion Sex Sex (Psychology) Sex--Religious aspects Spiritual life Surrealism Taboo Translations
Angélique, Pierre, 1897-1962
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Pseud. Angélique, Pierre 1897-1962
Pseud. Trente, Louis 1897-1962
Trente, Louis 1897-1962
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Greek, Modern (9)
Multiple languages (1)
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (1)