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Author: George Bataille
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
$24.95(AUD)  inc GST

A philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true 'churches', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers. In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion to death, offering a dazzling array of insights into incest, prostitution, marriage, murder, sadism, sacrifice and violence, as well as including comments on Freud, Sade and Saint Theresa. Everywhere, "Eroticism" argues, sex is surrounded by taboos, which we must continually transgress in order to overcome the sense of isolation that faces us all.


Bataille speaks about man's condition, not his nature ... In him reality is conflict - Jean-Paul Sartre

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General Fields

  • : 9780141195568
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : March 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Bataille
  • : Paperback
  • : 320