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Literature and evil : essays

Author: Georges Bataille; Alastair Hamilton
Publisher: London ; New York : Marion Boyars, 1997.
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"In this collection of essays, first published in France in 1957, Georges Bataille explores the value of evil as expressed in literature. 'Literature is not innocent,' Bataille writes in his preface. 'It is guilty and should admit itself so.' It is only by acknowledging its complicity in the knowledge of Evil that literature can communicate fully. This idea is explored through a series of remarkable studies on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Literature and evil.
London ; New York : Marion Boyars, 1997
(OCoLC)606982857
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Bataille; Alastair Hamilton
ISBN: 0714503460 9780714503462 0714503452 9780714503455
OCLC Number: 39039938
Description: 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Emily Bronte --
Baudelaire --
Michelet --
William Blake --
Sade --
Proust --
Kafka --
Genet.
Other Titles: Littérature et le mal.
Responsibility: by Georges Bataille ; translated by Alastair Hamilton.

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"In this collection of essays, first published in France in 1957, Georges Bataille explores the value of evil as expressed in literature. 'Literature is not innocent,' Bataille writes in his preface. 'It is guilty and should admit itself so.' It is only by acknowledging its complicity in the knowledge of Evil that literature can communicate fully. This idea is explored through a series of remarkable studies on the work of eight outstanding authors; Emily Bronte, Baudelaire, Blake, Michelet, Kafka, Proust, Genet and de Sade."--BOOK JACKET.

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