Literature & Evil

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In this collection of essays, first published in France in 1957, Bataille explores the value of evil as expressed in literature. He studies the work of Emily Brontë, Baudelaire, Blake, Michelet, Kafka, Proust, GeneÒt and de Sade.

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‘Literature is not innocent,’ stated Georges Bataille in this extraordinary 1957 collection of essays, arguing that only by acknowledging its complicity with the knowledge of evil can literature communicate fully and intensely. These literary profiles of eight authors and their work, including Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal and the writings of Sade, Kafka and Sartre, explore subjects such as violence, eroticism, childhood, myth and transgression, in a work of rich allusion and powerful argument.

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Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Paperback

Pages

179

Language

English

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Dewey

809.9338 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K