Visions of Excess

Visions of Excess : Selected Writings, 1927-39

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Since the publication of Visions of Excess in 1985, there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille. The French surrealist continues to be important for his groundbreaking focus on the visceral, the erotic, and the relation of society to the primeval. This collection of prewar writings remains the volume in which Batailles s positions are most clearly, forcefully, and obsessively put forward.This book challenges the notion of a closed economy predicated on utility, production, and rational consumption, and develops an alternative theory that takes into account the human tendency to lose, destroy, and waste. This collection is indispensible for an understanding of the future as well as the past of current critical theory.Georges Bataille (1897-1962), a librarian by profession, was founder of the French review Critique. He is the author of several books, including Story of the Eye, The Accused Share, Erotism, and The Absence of Myth."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 18mm | 480.81g
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0816612838
  • 9780816612833
  • 76,627

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