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1st Edition

Georges Bataille

ISBN 9780415098427
Published June 21, 1994 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

George Bataille (1867-1962) is widely recognized as one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. This is the first book in English to examine Bataille's work as a whole. It offers an accessible introduction to a complex and often ambiguous thinker.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Life and context of work; Chapter 3 Themes and intellectual background; Chapter 4 Towards a sociology of abundance; Chapter 5 Expenditure and the general economy; Chapter 6 Death, communication and the experience of limits;

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Michael Richardson


`... probably the best introduction to Bataille available in either English or French.' - Radical Philosophy