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Georges Bataille: An Epitome by Lynn Hughey Engelbert

This short introduction to Georges Bataille’s work examines his philosophy and literature by identifying the central theories of transgression, sovereignty and/or subjectivity, sacrifice, art and/or aesthetic radicalism, general and restricted economies, as well as the profane and the sacred by way of eroticism and ecstasy. Bataille remains a singular and complex figure, an Outsider in poststructuralist, continental philosophy, and the complexities of his interdisciplinary approach to literature and theory compels this introduction to explore and explain his innovative and often controversial work as an impossible philosopher, as well as a philosopher of the Impossible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995671737
Publisher: Kismet Press LLP
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Series: Epitomes , #1
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction: Georges Bataille and Impossibility | II The General and Restricted Economies: Outsider Philosophy | III Sovereignty, Transgression, and Power: Bataille's Subject | IV Transgression, Art, and Surrealism: In-between the Avant-Garde and Literature | V Outsider Literature(s) inside the Abyss | VI The Sacred/Profane or Eroticism/Ecstasy: Saint Bataille | VII A Conclusion for Bataille and the Anti-Aesthetic | Bibliography

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