Story of the Eye

Story of the Eye

Book - 1987
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In 1928, Georges Bataille published this first novel under a pseudonym, a legendary shocker that uncovers the dark side of the erotic by means of forbidden obsessive fantasies of excess and sexual extremes. A classic of pornographic literature, Story of the Eye finds the parallels in Sade and Nietzsche and in the investigations of contemporary psychology; it also forecasts Bataille's own theories of ecstasy, death and transgression which he developed in later work.

Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1987, c1977
Edition: 1st City Lights ed
ISBN: 9780872862098
Call Number: F BATAILLE
Characteristics: viii, 103 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Neugroschel, Joachim


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Feb 21, 2013

Word of warning: this book is explicit, sordid, and potentially unnerving. If you can get past the debauchery though, you'll find a well-written tale about fighting social norms and finding yourself on your own terms.


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