Erotism

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City Lights Books, 1986 - 276 pagine

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.

 

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Good work and a classic in French culture, but much of what is written is somewhat dated and needs to be rethought. Bataille represents the branch of Surrealism that broke with the communist side of that movement after WWII. JFL Leggi recensione completa

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The overarching Freudian dogma that runs this book annoyed me, as well as the assumption that penetration is necessarily a submissive act for women. Female sexuality is definitely short-changed. The ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

FOREWORD
7
INTRODUCTION
11
Part
27
TABOO AND TRANSGRESSION Chapter I Eroticism in inner experience
29
The link between taboos and death
40
Taboos related to reproduction
49
Affinities between reproduction and death
55
Transgression
63
prostitution
129
Beauty
140
Part Two SOME ASPECTS OF EROTICISM
147
Kinsey the underworld and work
149
De Sades sovereign man
164
De Sade and the normal man
177
Chapter FV The enigma of incest
197
Mysticism and sensuality
221

Murder hunting and war
71
Murder and sacrifice
81
From religious sacrifice to eroticism
89
Sexual plethora and death
94
Transgression in marriage and in orgy
109
Christianity
117
Sanctity eroticism and solitude
252
A preface to Madame Edwarda
265
CONCLUSION
273
BIBLIOGRAPHY
277
INDEX
279
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (1986)

Georges Bataille was born in Billom, France, in 1897. He was a librarian by profession. Also a philosopher, novelist, and critic he was founder of the College of Sociology. Bataille died in 1962.

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