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Bataille: A Critical Reader

Bataille: A Critical Reader

Fred Botting (Editor), Scott Wilson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-19957-1

Jan 1991, Wiley-Blackwell

236 pages

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An elegant introduction to Bataille's major concepts and concerns, Bataille: A Critical Reader underlines the powerful impact his work has had, in different ways, on an entire generation of thinkers.

Introduction: Fred Botting and Scott Wilson.

1. Preface to Transgression: Michel Foucault.

2. Affirmation and the Passion of Negative Thought: Maurice Blanchot.

3. The Dualist Materialism of George Bataille: Denis Hollier.

4. The Roof: Essay in Systematic Reading: Philippe Sollers.

5. From Restricted to General Economy: A Hegelianism Without Reserve: Jacques Derrida.

6. Death in Bataille: Jean Baudrillard.

7. The Laughter of Being: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen.

8. The French Path to Postmodernity: Bataille between Eroticism and General Economics: Jürgen Habermas.

9. When Bataille Attacked the Metaphysical Principle of Economy: Jean Baudrillard.

10. General Economics and Postmodern Capitalism: Jean-Joseph Goux.



"Bataille: A Critical Reader is a careful selection of some of the best and most interesting critical work on this elusive and often obscure thinker." University of Sussex
* Offers an elegant introduction to Bataille.
* Contains major essays by eminent theorists.
* Reveals Batailles pivotal position for theorists including Baudrillard, Blanchot, Derrida, Foucault, and Habermas.