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Georges Bataille
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Georges Bataille
Core Cultural Theorist

First Edition


August 2000 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Long recognized in France as a central figure in French cultural thought, the range and significance of Batille's ideas are now being grasped in the English speaking world. His influence on Derrida, Foucault, Kristeva and Baudrillard is now more clearly understood and Bataille has emerged as a front-rank cultural theorist who posed questions and paradoxes that were extraordinarily prescient.

This book offers a comprehensive and detailed presentation and analysis of the full range of his writings - political, philosophical, aesthetic, literary, anthropological and cultural. And tackles his thoughts on waste, sacrifice, death, eroticism, surplus, ecstasy and drunkenness, offering the best available guide to this challenging and utterly unique thinker.

 
Introduction
 
System
 
General Economy
 
Death
 
Sovereignty
 
Community and Sacrifice
 
Eroticism and Transgression
 
Art and Aesthetics
 
Politics
 
End
Silence

 

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