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The Thirst for Annihilation : Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism - Nick Land

The Thirst for Annihilation

Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism

By: Nick Land

Hardcover Published: 2nd July 1992
ISBN: 9780415056076
Number Of Pages: 248

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An important literary and philosophical figure, Georges Bataille has had a significant influence on other French writers, such as Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. The Thirst for Annihilation is the first book in English to respond to Bataille's writings. In no way, though, is Nick Land's book an attempt to appropriate Bataille's writings to a secular intelligibility or to compromise with the aridity of academic discourse - rather, it is written as a communion . Theoretical issues in philosophy, sociology, psychodynamics, politics and poetry are discussed, but only as stepping stones into the deep water of textual sacrifice where words pass over into the broken voice of death. Cultural modernity is diagnosed down to its Kantian bedrock with its transcendental philosophy of the object, but Bataille's writings cut violently across this tightly disciplined reading to reveal the strong underlying currents that bear us towards chaos and dissolution - the violent impulse to escape, the thirst for annihilation.

Reference codes
the curse of the sun
Dear God
the rage of jelous time
Fanged noumenon
Fluent bodies
Aborting the human race
the labyrinth
Inconclusive communication
Notes and Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415056076
ISBN-10: 0415056071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 2nd July 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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