Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille

by Dr Michael Richardson, Michael Richardson
     
 

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This is the first book in English to offer an accessible intorduction to the work of Georges Bataille, recognized as one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. Bataille developed a complex philosophy based upon an examination of the interplay between death and eroticism. For him, eroticism was the foundation of human experience and provided sharp insight…  See more details below

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This is the first book in English to offer an accessible intorduction to the work of Georges Bataille, recognized as one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. Bataille developed a complex philosophy based upon an examination of the interplay between death and eroticism. For him, eroticism was the foundation of human experience and provided sharp insight into the basis of human society and the individual's response to society. The theories of Bataille, although largely neglected during his lifetime, have grown in influence during the last 30 years--first in France and more recently in Britain and the US, where they have often been associated with the rise of post-structuralism and postmodernism.

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ISBN-13:
9780415098410
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/1994
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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