Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Aesthetics of Excess” as Want to Read:
Aesthetics of Excess
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Aesthetics of Excess

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This book investigates the reciprocal and often transgressive relations between rhetorical figures and libidinal activity. The works of Nietzsche, Artaud, Bataille, Klossowski, and Sade are reconsidered in light of the modernist and postmodernist problematics of simulacra, fascination, sublimation and desublimation, perversion, deconstruction, and libidinal economies.
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published July 3rd 1989 by State University of New York Press (first published January 1st 1989)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Aesthetics of Excess, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Aesthetics of Excess

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-19 of 19)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Feb 14, 2013 M. rated it it was amazing
Weiss is great, synthesizing the likes of Bataille, Artaud, Freud, madmen & women, all into brilliantly considered essays that relate in some capacity to excess. This book is really wonderful.
JTR marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2016
Nancy marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2016
Brian added it
Feb 07, 2016
Manolisg marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2015
John rated it really liked it
Jan 19, 2015
Lacey Librarian
Lacey Librarian rated it it was amazing
Sep 12, 2014
Unnamable marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2014
Puya Gh
Puya Gh rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2014
Julia rated it liked it
Jul 28, 2014
Apple Exin
Apple Exin marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Megan marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2013
Jason marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2013
abcdefg marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2012
Jeffrey marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2011
Pepito marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2011
Corbin marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2010
Fa2 added it
May 23, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book