Georges Bataille


'Bataille intellectualizes the erotic, as he eroticizes the intellect...reading him can be a disturbing kind of game.' The New York Times

'One of the most important writers of the century' Michael Foucoult

'Bataille speaks about man's condition, not his nature. Bataille has survived the death of God. In him, reality is conflict.' Jean-Paul Sartre

Georges Bataille was born in 1897 and died in 1962. His combination of scholarship and creative genius assured his pre-eminence among his generation of French intellectuals. His startling and original ideas have exerted a vital influence on the shaping of modern thought, language and experience.


L'Abbe C
Blue of Noon
Story of the Eye
My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man

Literature and Evil