Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939

Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 by Georges Bataille 0816612838 9780816612833
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Since the publication of Visions of Excess in 1985, there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille. The French surrealist continues to be important for his groundbreaking focus on the visceral, the erotic, and the relation of society to the primeval. This collection of prewar writings remains the volume in which Batailless positions are most clearly, forcefully, and obsessively put forward.This book challenges the notion of a "closed economy" predicated on utility, production, and rational consumption, and develops an alternative theory that takes into account the human tendency to lose, destroy, and waste. This collection is indispensible for an understanding of the future as well as the past of current critical theory.Georges Bataille (1897-1962), a librarian by profession, was founder of the French review Critique. He is the author of several books, including Story of the Eye, The Accused Share, Erotism, and The Absence of Myth.      

Author: Georges Bataille

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 271

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press

Publication Date: 1985-06-20


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