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    DescriptionMost 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.

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    The Accursed Share: Consumption v. 1
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    By (author) Georges Bataille, Translated by Robert Hurley
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780942299113
    ISBN 10: 0942299116

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    LC classification: HB173.B355, HB173 .B35513 1988
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    15 May 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a French writer, essayist, and philosopher whose works include The Story of the Eye, The Blue of Noon, The Accursed Share, and Theory of Religion.
    Review quote
    "A serious book of political economy that also claims 'the sexual act is in time what the tiger is in space.'... The Accursed Share is a brilliant product of [Bataille's] loony-tunes coupling of critical genres: pseudo/antisurrealist manifestos, leftist political treatises, erotics, Hegel 'n' Nietzsche studies, mysticism, anthropology, and sun worship. " Erik Davis , The Voice Literary Supplement