Literature and Evil

Literature and Evil

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In this collection of essays, Georges Bataille explores the value of evil as expressed in literature.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 14.48mm | 163.29g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0714503460
  • 9780714503462
  • 454,646

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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 acknowledge of Evil that literature can communicate fully. This idea is explored through a series of remarkable studies on the work of eight outstanding authors.
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