This book maps French intellectual history in the twentieth century through an interpretative engagement with the thought and legacy of Georges Bataille. It highlights the influence of Bataille and the movement of the concept of sacrifice through his work and in its wake.
1. Introduction 2. Affectivity without a Subject 3. The Subject and Writing as Sacrifice 4. Authority, Friendship, Community 5. Nudity, Femininity, Eroticism 6. Conclusion