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Kendall, Stuart

Works: 19 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 2,526 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B3317, 193
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The cradle of humanity : prehistoric art and culture by Georges Bataille( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
"The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture collects Georges Bataille's essays and lectures spanning thirty years of his research in anthropology, comparative religion, aesthetics, and philosophy. These were neither idle nor idyllic years; the discovery of Lascaux in 1940 coincides with the bloodiest war in history - with new machines of death, Auschwitz, and Hiroshima. Bataille's reflections on the possible origins of humanity concur with the intensified threat of its possible extinction." "For Bataille, prehistory is universal history; it is the history of a human community prior to its fall into separation, into nations and races. The art of prehistory offers the earliest traces of nascent yet fully human consciousness - of consciousness not yet fully separated from natural flora and fauna nor from the energetic forces of the universe. A play of identities, the art of prehistory is the art of a consciousness struggling against itself, of a human spirit struggling against brute animal physicality. Prehistory is the cradle of humanity, the birth of tragedy." "Bataille reaches beyond disciplinary specializations to imagine a moment when thought was universal. Bataille's work provides a model for interdisciplinary inquiry in our own day, a universal imagination and thought for our own potential community. The Cradle of Humanity speaks to philosophers and historians of thought, to anthropologists interested in the history of their discipline and in new methodologies, to theologians and religious comparatists interested in the origins and nature of man's encounter with the sacred, and to art historians and aestheticians grappling with the place of prehistory in the canons of art."--Jacket
The unfinished system of nonknowledge by Georges Bataille( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Keuze uit het werk van de Franse filosoof (1897-1962)
Georges Bataille by Stuart Kendall( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
"Georges Bataille's was a life of paradox. Famous for his friendships with Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris and Andre Masson, Jacques Lacan and Colette Peignot, among others, he was infamous for his feuds with Andre Breton and Jean-Paul Sartre. Famous as a celebrant of communal life, he was, like Nietzsche, a great solitary. Famous for his often pornographic fictions, he signed them pseudonymously. Famous among the famous, he was among the most influential writers of his century. Yet the diverse body of his work as a whole remains largely unknown." "Bataille's life was lived in opposition. A mystic, he was also an atheist in a Catholic land. He violently opposed all of the defining intellectual currents of his day - Surrealism, Marxism, Existentialism, psychoanalysis, the French school of sociology - while retaining and reshaping their essential lessons. Indeed, Bataille made crucial contributions to fields ranging from the arts and letters to sociology, psychology, theology and economics. He became arguably the greatest influence on the next generation of artists and intellectuals. More so than any other thinker, Georges Bataille occasioned the post-structuralist revolution in twentieth-century thought and literature." "Stuart Kendall distils the life and work of a writer who courted controversy into a concise and yet informative biography that reveals the tensions and contradictions of both Bataille and his times."--Jacket
Utopia deferred : writings from Utopie (1967-1978) by Jean Baudrillard( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
"Utopia Deferred collects all of the essays Jean Baudrillard published in Utopie in their original form as well as a recent interview with the author. These essays, torn from the headlines of the tumultuous decade following May 1968, surpass Marxism itself."--Jacket
Guilty by Georges Bataille( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Guilty is a searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship. It takes the form of a diary, recording the earliest days of World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, but this is no ordinary day book: it records the authorʹs journey through a war-torn world without transcendence. Batailleʹs spiritual journey is also an intellectual one, a trip with Hegel, Kierkegaard, Blake, Baudelaire, and Nietzsche as his companions. And it is a school of the flesh wherein eroticism and mysticism are fused in a passionate search for pure immanence. -- from (Jan. 22, 2014)
Correspondence : the foundation of the Situationist International (June 1957-August 1960) by Guy Debord( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Terrence Malick : film and philosophy by Thomas Deane Tucker( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Terrence Malick's four feature films have been celebrated by critics and adored as instant classics among film aficionados, but the body of critical literature devoted to them has remained surprisingly small in comparison to Malick's stature in the world of contemporary film. Each of the essays in Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy is grounded in film studies, philosophical inquiry, and the emerging field of scholarship that combines the two disciplines. Malick's films are also open to other angles, notably phenomenological, deconstructive, and Deleuzian approaches to film, all of which are
On Nietzsche by Georges Bataille( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"Hailed as "one of France's best minds" by Martin Heidegger, Georges Bataille has become one of the most influential thinkers in America. Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, and Kristeva all acknowledge their debt to him." "For the first time translated into English, On Nietzsche is the third and last volume of Bataille's crowning achievement, The Atheological Summa, which includes the books Inner Experience and Guilty. Originally published in France in 1945, On Nietzsche comes as close as Bataille could ever come to formulating a system of his own - an "atheology."" "Nietzsche was a major influence on Bataille's life. In 1915, in a crisis of guilt after leaving his blind father in the hands of the Germans, Bataille converted to Catholicism. It was Nietzsche's work that led him to abandon Catholicism for an idiosyncratic form of godless mysticism. In this volume Bataille becomes, and goes beyond, Nietzsche, assuming Nietzsche's thought where he left off - with God's death. The heart of this book explores how one can have a spiritual life outside religion." "Throughout, Bataille argues against fascist interpretations of Nietzsche. He writes of Nietzsche's falling out with Richard Wagner and his disgust for German anti-Semitism. He lauds Nietzsche as a prophet foretelling "the crude German fate," and in the appendix Bataille defends himself against Sartre." "On Nietzsche is essentially a journal that brilliantly mixes observations with ruminations in fragments, aphorisms, poems, myths, quotations, and images against the background of the war and the German occupation. Bataille has a unique way of moving breezily from abstraction to confession, and from theology to eroticism, skillfully weaving together his own internal experience of anguish with the war and the destruction raging outside. This volume reconfirms Michel Foucault's words: "[Bataille] broke with traditional narrative to tell us what has never been told before.""--Jacket
Love, poetry = L'amour la poésie by Paul Éluard( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
When Editions gallimard published Love, Poetry (L'amour la poesie) in 1929, the book's success secured Paul Eluard's reputation as perhaps the greatest poet of his immediate generation. Paul Eluard (1895-1952) was one of the founders, along with Andre Breton and Louis Aragon of the Surrealist group. He had rocketed into public view earlier with his collection of Surrealist poems: Capital of Pain, but Love, Poetry cemented his reputation as a poet with a growing international reputation. --Black Widow Press
Clayton Eshleman : the whole art ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"As a poet, translator, and editor, Clayton Eshleman has been a singularly seminal and synergetic force in American poetry for fifty years. His magazines Caterpillar and Sulfur served as experimental open sites, soundboards and repositories for the poetry and arts from the 1960s to the turn of the millennium ... This wide-ranging anthology includes new and classic essays on key aspects of Eshleman's life as a poet, translator and editor by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Pierre Joris, Andrew Joron, Robert Kelly, Herbert Lust, David MacLagan, Eric Mottram, John Olson, Jerome Rothenberg, Kenneth Warren, and Eliot Weinberger, among others."--Back cover
Clayton Eshleman : the essential poetry, 1960-2015 by Clayton Eshleman( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Web site offers online texts of Eshleman's work as well as biographical and bibliographical notes
Gilgamesh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The ends of art and design by Stuart Kendall( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Phrases : six films by Jean-Luc Godard( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Implicating others : autobiography as activism in Georges Bataille and Williams S. Burroughs by Stuart Kendall( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Louis XXX : the little one, and, the tomb of Louis XXX by Georges Bataille( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Desiring urbanism by Stuart Kendall( Article )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Georges Bataille : Critical lives by Stuart Kendall( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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