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Bataille is the first book of its kind--a lucid guide to reading literary and cultural texts in the light of George Bataille's work. It explores the significance of Bataillean notions such as heterology, transgression, and eroticism through detailed readings of Shakespeare and early modern literature, Gothic and postmodernist fiction, and popular movies. Bataillean concept ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 11th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Just a few bits away from a five star book. I believe it could be introduced as a set of essays taking as their subject the influence that Bataille's thought has exerted on poststructuralist and "postmodern" thought (most notably Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Deleuze, Kristeva, Lyotard, Baudrillard and Goux), into instead of a strict (in terms of Bataille's heterology - "in-formed", that is, both formed and formless at once due to the notion of excess) theoretical rigor takes up various artifacts of ...more