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Erotism : Death and Sensuality - Georges Bataille


Death and Sensuality

By: Georges Bataille, Mary Dalwood (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1986
ISBN: 9780872861909
Number Of Pages: 288

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Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality--Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective. He challenges any single discourse on the erotic. The scope of his inquiry ranges from Emily Bronte to Sade, from St. Therese to Claude Levi-Strauss and Dr. Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythical ecstasy, cruelty, and organized war. Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality, he argues that eroticism is "a psychological quest not alien to death.

ISBN: 9780872861909
ISBN-10: 0872861902
Series: Death and Sensuality
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 1986
Publisher: CITY LIGHTS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: New edition