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Author: Shannon Winnubst
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The work of Georges Bataille (1897-1962) has been most often reduced to his outrageous, erotic, and libertine fiction and essays. This book presents interpretations that situate Bataille in French  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reading Bataille now.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006017102
Named Person: Georges Bataille
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Winnubst
ISBN: 0253348226 9780253348227 0253218829 9780253218827
OCLC Number: 756435545
Notes: Foreword: Why Bataille Now? / Alphonso Lingis. Introduction / Shannon Winnubst. Part 1: Situating Bataille. Dare to know, dare to sacrifice : Georges Bataille and the crisis of the left / Jesse Goldhammer. Sovereign consumption as a species of communist theory : reconceptualizing energy / Amy E. Wendling. The use value of G.A.M.V. Bataille / Pierre Lamarche. Part 2: Pleasures and the myth of transgression. Bataille's queer pleasures : the universe as spider or spit / Shannon Winnubst. Erotic experience and sexual difference in Bataille / Zeynep Direk. Malvolio's revenge / Alison Leigh Brown. Part 3: Bodies and animality. The private life of birds : from a restrictive to a general economy of reason / Ladelle McWhorter. Slaughter and anima-lēthē / Lucio Angelo Privitello. Bodies at play : a general economy of performance / Dorothy Holland. Part 4: Sovereign politics. The accursed share and The merchant of Venice / Andrew Cutrofello. Politics and the thing : excess as the matter of politics / Richard A. Lee, Jr. Excess and depletion : Bataille's surprisingly ethical model of expenditure / Allan Stoekl
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 288 p.)
Contents: Foreword: Why Bataille Now? / Alphonso Lingis --
Introduction / Shannon Winnubst --
Part 1: Situating Bataille --
Dare to know, dare to sacrifice : Georges Bataille and the crisis of the left / Jesse Goldhammer --
Sovereign consumption as a species of communist theory : reconceptualizing energy / Amy E. Wendling --
The use value of G.A.M.V. Bataille / Pierre Lamarche --
Part 2: Pleasures and the myth of transgression --
Bataille's queer pleasures : the universe as spider or spit / Shannon Winnubst --
Erotic experience and sexual difference in Bataille / Zeynep Direk --
Malvolio's revenge / Alison Leigh Brown --
Part 3: Bodies and animality --
The private life of birds : from a restrictive to a general economy of reason / Ladelle McWhorter --
Slaughter and anima-lethe / Lucio Angelo Privitello --
Bodies at play : a general economy of performance / Dorothy Holland --
Part 4: Sovereign politics --
The accursed share and The merchant of Venice / Andrew Cutrofello --
Politics and the thing : excess as the matter of politics / Richard A. Lee, Jr. Excess and depletion : Bataille's surprisingly ethical model of expenditure / Allan Stoekl.
Responsibility: edited by Shannon Winnubst

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Winnubst (Southwestern Univ.) has assembled a fine collection of 12 essays by a range of scholars in the humanities who have managed to bring important and new perspectives to the work of the French Read more...

 
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