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Bataille, Georges 1897-1962

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Inner experience by Georges Bataille( Book )

122 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bataille discusses "inner experience", which he defines as states usually considered forms of mystical experience, including ecstasy and rapture
Erotism : death & sensuality by Georges Bataille( Book )

153 editions published between 1957 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El autor explora en su obra el tema del erotismo desde un punto de vista filosófico, en la medida en que, sin dejar de ser una actividad estrictamente humana, nos enfrenta sin cesar a nuestra naturaleza animal
Lascaux; or, The birth of art: prehistoric painting by Georges Bataille( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue of noon by Georges Bataille( Book )

162 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, "Blue of noon" is a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from city to city in a surreal sexual and mental nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his internal collapse mirrors the fighting and marching on the streets outside. Exploring the dark forces beneath the surface of civilization, this is a novel torn between identifying with history's victims and being seduced by the monstrous glamour of its terrible victors, and is one of the twentieth century's great nihilist works."
Story of the eye by Georges Bataille( Book )

96 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only Georges Bataille could write, of an eyeball removed from a corpse, that 'the caress of the eye over the skin is so utterly, so extraordinarily gentle, and the sensation is so bizarre that it has something of a rooster's horrible crowing.' Bataille has been called a 'metaphysician of evil, ' specializing in blasphemy, profanation, and horror. Story of the Eye, written in 1928, is his best-known work; it is unashamedly surrealistic, both disgusting and fascinating, and packed with seemingly endless violations. It's something of an underground classic, rediscovered by each new generation. Most recently, the Icelandic pop singer Björk Guðdmundsdóttir cites Story of the Eye as a major inspiration: she made a music video that alludes to Bataille's erotic uses of eggs, and she plans to read an excerpt for an album. Warning: Story of the Eye is graphically sexual, and is only for adults who are not easily offended."--Jacket
Manet; [biographical and critical study by Georges Bataille( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of religion by Georges Bataille( Book )

45 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that religion is the search for lost intimacy, discusses its connection to the general economy, and examines the sacrifice of war
La littérature et le mal: Emily Bronte, Baudelaire, Michelet, Blake, Sade, Proust, Kafka, Genet by Georges Bataille( Book )

117 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member 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
On Nietzsche by Georges Bataille( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member 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.""--Jacket
Literature and evil by Georges Bataille( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays, first published in France in 1957, Georges Bataille explores the value of evil as expressed in literature. 'Literature is not innocent,' Bataille writes in his preface. 'It is guilty and should admit itself so.' It is only by acknowledging its complicity in the knowledge of Evil that literature can communicate fully. This idea is explored through a series of remarkable studies on the work of eight outstanding authors; Emily Bronte, Baudelaire, Blake, Michelet, Kafka, Proust, Genet and de Sade."--BOOK JACKET
The tears of Eros by Georges Bataille( Book )

84 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesen und Wandlung der Erotik. In diesem reich bebilderten Band untersucht Georges Bataille die heißen Tränen des Eros: Wesen und Wandlung der Erotik von der Steinzeit bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Bataille faßt dabei eine Vielzahl von Verhaltensweisen zu einem geschlossenen Bild zusammen. Er glaubt, daß die Erotik für den Menschen einen Sinn hat, der mit wissenschaftlichen Methoden nicht erkundet werden kann
L'abbé C : a novel by Georges Bataille( Book )

82 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'Abbe C" is a shocking, unnerving narrative about the intense and terrifying relationship between twin brothers. Charles is a modern libertine, dedicated to vice and depravity, while Robert is a priest so devout that he is nicknamed 'l'Abbe'. When the sexually wild Eponine intrudes upon their suffocating relationship, anguish, delirium, and death ensue. Charged with sensuality and a heightened, dreamlike atmosphere, this novel portrays the darkest and most profound aspects of human experience."
The accursed share : an essay on general economy by Georges Bataille( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member 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."
The College of Sociology (1937-39) by Denis Hollier( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres complètes by Georges Bataille( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works of the author in a series of volumes
The absence of myth : writings on surrealism by Georges Bataille( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member 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
The trial of Gilles de Rais by Georges Bataille( Book )

76 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and sensuality; a study of eroticism and the taboo by Georges Bataille( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impossible by Georges Bataille( Book )

48 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die in diesem Band zusammengefassten Essays zeigen Batailles meisterhafte Fähigkeit, Poesie, erzählerische Fiktion und philosophische Reflexion miteinander zu verbinden. Auch thematisch sind die Aufsätze typisch für sein Gesamtwerk: Tod, Begehren, Wahnsinn, Ausschweifungen, Reinheit, Taumel, Angst und Sturz. (Quelle:
The cradle of humanity : prehistoric art and culture by Georges Bataille( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
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The accursed share : an essay on general economy
Erotism : death & sensualityBlue of noonStory of the eyeTheory of religionLa littérature et le mal: Emily Bronte, Baudelaire, Michelet, Blake, Sade, Proust, Kafka, GenetOn NietzscheLiterature and evilThe tears of Eros
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Angélique, Pierre.

Angélique, Pierre 1897-1962

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Bataille, Georges Albert Maurice Victor, 1897-1962

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Bataille, Jeorges 1897-1962

Bataille'us Georges'as

Bataiyu G.

Bataiyu, G 1897-1962

Bataiyu Joruju

Bataiyu, Joruju 1897-1962

Bataiyu, Jorujun 1897-1962

Bataj, Zhorzh

Bataj, Žorž

Bataj, Žorž 1897-1962

Batay Jorj

Batay, Žorž 1897-1962

Bataye, Qiaozhi 1897-1962

Batāyī, Ǧūrǧ 1897-1962

George Bataille

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Lord Auch 1897-1962

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Батай Ж.

Батай Ж. 1897-1962

Батай Жорж

Батай, Жорж, 1897-1962.

Жорж Батаj

Жорж Батай

Жорж Батай французский философ и писатель

Жорж Батай французскі філосаф і пісьменнік

Жорж Батай френски философ и писател

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בטאיי, ז׳ורז׳ 1897-1962

בטאיי, ז'ורז', 1897-1962

ז׳ורז׳ בטאיי פילוסוף ואינטלקטואל צרפתי

جورج باتاي، 1897-1962

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바따이유, 죠르쥬 1897-1962

바타유, 조르주 1897-1962

바타유, 조르쥬 1897-1962

바타유, 조르지 1897-1962

바타이유, 조르주 1897-1962

바타이유, 조르쥬 1897-1962

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バタイユ, G

バタイユ, ジョルジュ

乔治・巴塔耶 1897-1962


巴塔耶, 乔治.

巴塔耶, 乔治 1897-1962