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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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Obras de Georges Bataille

Story of the Eye (1928) 2,442 cópias
Erotism: Death and Sensuality (1957) 1,173 cópias
Blue of Noon (1957) 708 cópias
Literature and Evil (1973) 517 cópias
The Tears of Eros (1961) 428 cópias
Theory of Religion (1973) 372 cópias
Abbot C (1950) 314 cópias
Inner Experience (1943) 309 cópias
On Nietzsche (1989) 250 cópias
Trial of Gilles De Rais (1977) 248 cópias
The Impossible (1962) 244 cópias
Guilty (1986) 162 cópias
My Mother (1966) 141 cópias
The Bataille Reader (1997) 84 cópias
The Dead Man (1985) 80 cópias
Manet (1955) 54 cópias
The Solar Anus (1931) 36 cópias
Madame Edwarda (1985) 33 cópias
The Limit of the Useful (2023) 23 cópias
Het oog / De dode (1994) 17 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 6 (1973) 15 cópias
Il limite dell'utile (1973) 15 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 4 (1971) 14 cópias
Het kleintje (1977) 14 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 3 (1971) 14 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 10 (1970) 13 cópias
Romans et récits (2004) 13 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 5 (1954) 11 cópias
El Aleluya y otros textos (1988) 11 cópias
Documents (1974) 11 cópias
Historia del erotismo (2015) 11 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 7 (1976) 10 cópias
Die Aufhebung der Ökonomie (1975) 9 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 9 (1979) 9 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, tome 8 (1976) 8 cópias
La sovranità (1976) 8 cópias
Louis XXX (2016) 8 cópias
Il labirinto (1993) 7 cópias
Henker und Opfer (2008) 7 cópias
Tutti i romanzi (1992) 7 cópias
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1999) 5 cópias
Gözün Öyküsü (2018) 4 cópias
Obras escogidas (1974) 4 cópias
[Temptis] Erotische Kunst (1999) — Autor — 4 cópias
Méthode de méditation (1947) 4 cópias
Lotte or the transformation of the object — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Coryphea 3 cópias
Discussion sur le péché (2005) 3 cópias
L'amicizia (1999) 3 cópias
William Blake (2013) 3 cópias
Der große Zeh 3 cópias
Oeuvres brèves (1981) 2 cópias
Poemas (1997) 2 cópias
Dictionnaire Critique (2016) 2 cópias
Den indre erfaring (1972) 2 cópias
The Stripteaser (1953) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Martwy (2010) 2 cópias
L'amour d'être mortel (2013) 2 cópias
Poesie erotiche 2 cópias
Georges Bataille (2000) 2 cópias
Kritisches Wörterbuch (2005) 2 cópias
Il colpevole-L'alleluia (1989) 2 cópias
Silma lugu : [romaan] (1993) 2 cópias
Matka ; Příběh oka (1992) 2 cópias
Critica dell'occhio 1 exemplar(es)
Encyclopædia Acephalica 1 exemplar(es)
El culpable 1 exemplar(es)
O morto 1 exemplar(es)
Documentos 1 exemplar(es)
Mały (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Sade et la Morale 1 exemplar(es)
La letteratura del male 1 exemplar(es)
Documentos ensayos 1 exemplar(es)
Charlotte d'Ingerville (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Thǒrie de la religion 1 exemplar(es)
O Pequeno 1 exemplar(es)
HISTORIA E SYRIT 1 exemplar(es)
Courts écrits sur l'art (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
La oreja de Van Gogh (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
バタイユ・ブランショ研究 — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
ヒロシマの人々の物語 (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Bataille [coloquio] 1 exemplar(es)
La scissiparité (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Una libertad soberana (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
言葉とエロス (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
O Padre C. 1 exemplar(es)
La notion de dépense (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
詩と聖性 (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Homenaje a Georges Bataille (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
O Aleluia 1 exemplar(es)
Sade und die Moral (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Poèmes et nouvelles érotiques (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Escritos sobre Hegel (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Literatura i zło (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Essäer 1927-1939 (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Gögün Mavisi (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Van Gogh As Prometheus 1 exemplar(es)
Sisäinen kokemus (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Lo imposible 1 exemplar(es)
Den fördömda delen 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

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


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Conhecimento Comum



cw: disturbing violence; sexually-explicit language

if you can stomach it
lazalot | outras 53 resenhas | 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)
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)
stephencbird | outras 53 resenhas | 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 | outras 7 resenhas | Sep 19, 2023 |



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