The Impossible

The Impossible


By (author) Georges Bataille, Translated by Robert Hurley

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  • Publisher: City Lights Books
  • Format: Paperback | 188 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 196mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Monroe, OR
  • ISBN 10: 0872862623
  • ISBN 13: 9780872862623
  • Sales rank: 226,414

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In a philosophical erotic narrative, an essay on poetry, and in poems Georges Bataille pursues his guiding concept, the impossible. The narrator engages in a journey, one reminiscent of the Grail quest; failing, he experiences truth. He describes a movement toward a disappearing object, the same elusive object that moved Theresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena to ecstasy.

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