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Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
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Dec 17, 2014

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction, ive-made-a-huge-mistake
Recommended for: fans of Showgirls, Plan 9 from Outer Space
Read in January, 2003

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Tj Sie Nonetheless, I disagree with you on one perennial basis that this book is rather a work of pornography as art than art as an abject work of pornography. And it does not require intellect or melancholy to transpose a tale from Bataille as more 'transparent'. It simply is, as it is. An object of fantasy, but pure imagination deriding on the author's own debasing obsessions.

Arkskier I disagree that this is bad writing. It was beautifully written. This makes me wonder what sort of pop literature you're used to you can't tell good writing from bad writing even if it hit you in the face.

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