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Georges Bataille (1897–1962)

Autor(a) de Story of the Eye

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About the Author

Georges Bataille was a French poet, novelist, and philosopher. He was born in Billon, Puy-de-Dome, in central France on September 10, 1897. His father was already blind and paralyzed from syphilis when Bataille was born. In 1915, Bataille's father died, his mind destroyed by his illness. The death mostrar mais marked his son for life. While working at the Bibliotheque National in Paris during the 1920s, Bataille underwent psychoanalysis and became involved with some of the intellectuals in the Surrealist movement, from whom he learned the concept of incongruous imagery in art. In 1946 he founded the journal Critique, which published the early work of some of his contemporaries in French intellectual life, including Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida. Bataille believed that in the darkest moments of human existence-in orgiastic sex and terrible death-lay ultimate reality. By observing them and even by experiencing them, actually in sex and vicariously in death, he felt that one could come as close as possible to fully experiencing life in all its dimensions. Bataille's works include The Naked Beast at Heaven's Gate (1956), A Tale of Satisfied Desire (1953), Death and Sensuality: A Study of Eroticism and the Taboo (1962), and The Birth of Art: Prehistoric Painting (1955). Bataille died in Paris on July 8, 1962. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Georges Bataille

Story of the Eye (1928) 2,440 exemplares
Erotism: Death and Sensuality (1957) 1,172 exemplares
Blue of Noon (1957) 708 exemplares
Literature and Evil (1973) 516 exemplares
The Tears of Eros (1961) 427 exemplares
Theory of Religion (1973) 372 exemplares
Abbot C (1950) 314 exemplares
Inner Experience (1943) 309 exemplares
On Nietzsche (1900) 250 exemplares
Trial of Gilles De Rais (1977) 248 exemplares
The Impossible (1962) 244 exemplares
Guilty (1986) 162 exemplares
My Mother (1966) 141 exemplares
The Bataille Reader (1997) 84 exemplares
The Dead Man (1960) 80 exemplares
Unfinished System Of Nonknowledge (2001) 76 exemplares
Manet (1955) 54 exemplares
The Solar Anus (1931) 36 exemplares
Madame Edwarda (1985) 33 exemplares
The Limit of the Useful (2023) 23 exemplares
Het oog / De dode (1994) 17 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 6 (1973) 15 exemplares
Il limite dell'utile (1973) 15 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 4 (1971) 14 exemplares
Het kleintje (1977) 14 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 3 (1971) 14 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 10 (1970) 13 exemplares
Romans et récits (2004) 13 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 5 (1954) 11 exemplares
El Aleluya y otros textos (1988) 11 exemplares
Documents (1974) 11 exemplares
Historia del erotismo (2015) 11 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 7 (1976) 10 exemplares
Die Aufhebung der Ökonomie (1975) 9 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 9 (1979) 9 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, tome 8 (1976) 8 exemplares
La sovranità (1976) 8 exemplares
Louis XXX (2016) 8 exemplares
Il labirinto (1993) 7 exemplares
Henker und Opfer (2008) 7 exemplares
Tutti i romanzi (1992) 7 exemplares
Choix De Lettres : 1917-1962 (1997) 6 exemplares
Lo que entiendo por soberanía (1996) 6 exemplares
Historia oka i inne historie (1991) 5 exemplares
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1999) 5 exemplares
The Poetry of Georges Bataille (2018) 4 exemplares
Gözün Öyküsü (2018) 4 exemplares
Obras escogidas (1974) 4 exemplares
[Temptis] Erotische Kunst (1999) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Méthode de méditation (1947) 4 exemplares
Lotte or the transformation of the object — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Coryphea 3 exemplares
Discussion sur le péché (2005) 3 exemplares
L'amicizia (1999) 3 exemplares
William Blake (2013) 3 exemplares
Der große Zeh 3 exemplares
Oeuvres brèves (1981) 2 exemplares
Poemas (1997) 2 exemplares
Dictionnaire Critique (2016) 2 exemplares
Den indre erfaring (1972) 2 exemplares
The Stripteaser (1953) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Martwy (2010) 2 exemplares
L'amour d'être mortel (2013) 2 exemplares
Poesie erotiche 2 exemplares
Georges Bataille (2000) 2 exemplares
Kritisches Wörterbuch (2005) 2 exemplares
Il colpevole-L'alleluia (1989) 2 exemplares
Silma lugu : [romaan] (1993) 2 exemplares
Matka ; Příběh oka (1992) 2 exemplares
El culpable 1 exemplar
O morto 1 exemplar
Documentos 1 exemplar
Mały (2022) 1 exemplar
Sade et la Morale 1 exemplar
Documentos ensayos 1 exemplar
Charlotte d'Ingerville (2022) 1 exemplar
O Pequeno 1 exemplar
HISTORIA E SYRIT 1 exemplar
Courts écrits sur l'art (2017) 1 exemplar
La oreja de Van Gogh (2011) 1 exemplar
バタイユ・ブランショ研究 — Autor — 1 exemplar
La scissiparité (2012) 1 exemplar
Una libertad soberana (2007) 1 exemplar
言葉とエロス (1971) 1 exemplar
O Padre C. 1 exemplar
La notion de dépense (2011) 1 exemplar
詩と聖性 (1971) 1 exemplar
Homenaje a Georges Bataille (1992) 1 exemplar
O Aleluia 1 exemplar
Sade und die Moral (2015) 1 exemplar
Escritos sobre Hegel (2005) 1 exemplar
Literatura i zło (2021) 1 exemplar
Essäer 1927-1939 (2021) 1 exemplar
Gögün Mavisi (2017) 1 exemplar
Sisäinen kokemus (2020) 1 exemplar
Lo imposible 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The 120 Days of Sodom (1785) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,316 exemplares
The Gates of Paradise (1993) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology (2001) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The College of Sociology, 1937-39 (1982) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Art forms in nature : The complete edition (1994) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Laure : Ecrits de Laure (1976)algumas edições7 exemplares
Tel Quel, numéro 5 (1961) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
ダダ・シュルレアリスム新訳詩集 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
新版 バタイユの世界 — Autor — 1 exemplar
砂の上の黒い太陽―「闘牛」アンソロジー (1996) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Soso No.11: April 1970 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
実存と虚無 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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cw: disturbing violence; sexually-explicit language

life-changing
if you can stomach it
 
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lazalot | 53 outras críticas | May 25, 2024 |
"¿Qué clase de fulgor emana de una pintura prehistórica, con qué potencia y alcance, o con cuánta suficiencia como para cuestionar ese momento perdido en el pasado en que el hombre se vio como un animal y, al mismo tiempo, dejó de serlo? Esta breve antología reúne varios textos (por primera vez traducidos al español), sobre los que Georges Bataille trabajó al final de su vida y en los que construye un punto de vista completamente nuevo para pensar ese instante de pasaje entre la imagen que la piedra devuelve y el hombre que la contempla. Precedidos por un esclarecedor y lúcido ensayo de Silvio Mattoni (a cargo también de la traducción), transmite todo lo que de arriesgado y conjetural tiene una reflexión en proceso: aquella que desdeña la simple oposición entre humanidad y animalidad, y se atreve a concebir el origen de lo humano como una idea del animal que habla, piensa y compone figuras sobre la pared de una caverna". (Descripción editorial).… (mais)
 
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Perroteca_ | May 17, 2024 |
Before I read this work, I'd already read Bataille's "Erotism Death and Sensuality" (1957) ("EDAS") which amazed and confounded me. "Story of The Eye" ("SOTE") was written twenty-nine years before EDAS and yet the link between the two works is obvious. As other reviewers / critics have noted, it appears that Bataille ultimately derived his fully fleshed-out concepts (pun intended) from the ideas that are present in SOTE. This book ends up resembling a satire of pornography; it's so extreme as to be ridiculous. The reader is introduced to vaguely-sketched characters whose participation in drastic objectification overtakes their respective personalities. All of these "non-characters" are very young, precocious and seemingly lacking in innocence. They use each to other live out their fantasies, by means of bizarre fetishes, that fuel an ongoing excitement that inevitably doubles as torment. By doing so, the main players melt and meld into a Dionysian "oneness" where personality disappears and the reptile brain takes over. Within SOTE, the characters break away from the confines of any previous social conditioning. Nothing herein is appropriate; the artifice of civilized decorum plays no part in this work. The reader immediately becomes the "voyeur" in a world where behavior resulting from uninhibited sexual appetite can result in grave consequences -- Particularly within the context of transgression. In Closing: the moral of this story is: Since sexuality is amoral -- Anything goes. Although hopefully one can accept the fact that "anything goes" can be disgusting as well as inhuman. But to each his own: One man's / woman's revulsion is another's stimulation.… (mais)
 
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stephencbird | 53 outras críticas | Sep 19, 2023 |
I can say with certainty that this is a life changing book for me. I've started reading it for a second time as I'm sure there's a lot that I've missed. I can see how many readers could be repelled by Bataille's deconstruction of the heavy, harsh realities he grapples with. The subject matter, by itself, is brutally real. Some sentences jump out at me with absolute clarity; others remain murky and mysterious, refusing to give up their secrets -- Even after a second reading. Contradictions exist within the space of a sentence in this work. Bataille breaks down concepts that are at once elemental yet complex -- For example, "continuity" versus "discontinuity". This is an oversimplification, but in essence, Bataille examines the overlap between life and death; between existence and non-existence; and the role eroticism plays within that arena.

Bataille has been referred to as the "metaphysician of evil", a moniker that I find to be sensational. According to Bataille, eroticism moves man towards death; or alternatively, man moves towards death in pursuing the erotic, which he cannot help but doing, since eroticism is intrinsic to his very nature. Work acts as a barrier against the potentially malign influence of decadent eroticism. Although sex and sexuality in themselves are amoral -- Bataille makes use of a moral perspective in his study of the connection between eroticism and death. Human sacrifice (and its evolution into pastel Christianity / puritanical monotheism) and the writings of Marquis DeSade appear as two memorable themes in this work; as several other Goodreads reviewers have noted -- The chapter on DeSade is compelling.

While reading "Erotism" I asked myself the question: "Must I now view life through Bataille's dark prism? And the answer was unequivocally: "Yes". On a technical note, I find the translation to be problematic [this has been observed by other Goodreads reviewers as well]; typos abound and while many of them are innocuous -- There are instances where both the typos and the mistranslations possibly contribute to misinterpretation of specific shades of meaning.
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stephencbird | 7 outras críticas | Sep 19, 2023 |

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214
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Membros
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Críticas
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