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My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man

My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man

Author: Georges Bataille
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In these three works of erotic prose Georges Bataille fuses sex and spirituality in a highly personal and philosophical vision of the self. "My Mother" is a frank and intense depiction of a young man's sexual initiation and corruption by his mother, where the profane becomes sacred, and intense experience is shown as the only way to transcend the boundaries of society and morality. "Madame Edwarda" is the story of a prostitute who calls herself God, and "The Dead Man", published in 1964 after Bataille's death, is a startling short tale of cruelty and desire. This volume also contains Bataille's own introductions to his texts as well as essays by Yukio Mishima and Ken Hollings.

The power of Bataille's prose is still impressive, his capacity to shock still compelling Literary Review
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General Fields

  • : 9780141195551
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : April 2012
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Georges Bataille
  • : Paperback
  • : 812
  • : 208