Modern Classics Story Of The Eye

Modern Classics Story Of The Eye

by George Bataille

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ISBN-13: 9780141185385
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,107,923
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Georges Bataille (1897-1962), French essayist and novelist, was born in Billom, France. He converted to Catholicism, then later to Marxism, and was interested in psychoanalysis and mysticism, forming a secret society dedicated to glorifying human sacrifice. Leading a simple life as the curator of a municipal library, Bataille was involved on the fringes of Surrealism, founding the Surrealist magazine Documents in 1929, and editing the literary review Critique from 1946 until his death. Among his other works are the novels Blue of Noon (1957) and My Mother (1966), and the essays Eroticism (1957) and Literature and Evil (1957).

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Jean Paul Sartre

"Bataille denudes himself, exposes himself, his exhibitionism aims at destroying all literature. He has a holocaust of words. The tale speaks about man's condition, not his nature. His tone recalls the scornful aggressiveness of the surrealist. The tale has survived the death of God. In him, reality is conflict."

Susan Sontag

"Bataille's work...indicated the aesthetic possibilities of pornography as an art form: 'Story of the Eye' being the most accomplished artistically of all pornographic prose I've read."

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Modern Classics Story Of The Eye 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
shelle77 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I found this book disturbing with no real idea of where it was going. It does call out to your darker side, the one that loves the perverse without wanting to acknowledge it. I read it for University, but I may have come across it eventually in my journey and still picked it up. It does stay with you for years after you read it. I read it around 6 years ago and still remember it very well. Not for the faint at heart. The question I suppose you have to asked yourself after reading it is: whether the author intended you to read meaning into the abstract images and underlying themes or whether he wanted to shock his reader and make them take a look at what in the book either disturbs or titillates them?
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