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    DescriptionA philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true 'churches', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers. In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion to death, offering a dazzling array of insights into incest, prostitution, marriage, murder, sadism, sacrifice and violence, as well as including comments on Freud, Sade and Saint Theresa. Everywhere, "Eroticism" argues, sex is surrounded by taboos, which we must continually transgress in order to overcome the sense of isolation that faces us all.


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    Title
    Eroticism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges Bataille, Translated by Mary Dalwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141195568
    ISBN 10: 0141195568
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    BIC subject category V2: JHBK5
    DC23: 306.7
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, JHB, JBFW
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    07 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Georges Bataille, French essayist and novelist, was born in 1897. He converted to Catholicism, then to Marxism, and was interested in psychoanalysis and mysticism. As curator of the municipal library in Orleans, he led a relatively simple life, although he became involved, usually on the fringes, with the surrealist movement. He founded the literary review Critique in 1946, which he edited until his death in 1962, and was also a founder of the review Documents, which published many of the leading surrealist writers. His writing is a mixture of poetry and philosophy, fantasy and history, and his first novel, Story of the Eye, was written under the pseudonym of Lord Auch. Bataille's other works include the novels Blue of Noon, L'Abbe C and My Mother, and the volumes of essays Eroticism and Literature and Evil.
    Review quote
    Bataille speaks about man's condition, not his nature ... In him reality is conflict -- Jean-Paul Sartre