Erotism has ratings and 77 reviews. Tyler said: You won’t stick your hand down your bathing suit ever again after reading this. Bataille will see t. 1 Erotism: Death and Sensuality: by Georges Bataille Outline by Philip Turetzky, [email protected] Part One: TABOO AND TRANSGRESSION Introduction. MYSTICAL EROTICISM IN BATAILLE, MILLER, AND IKKYŪ. Thesis. Submitted to . The College of Arts and Sciences of the. UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. In Partial.

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Throughout Eroticism one senses the suppressed and distant noises of a titanic battle between Nietzsche and Hegel.

Georges Bataille

Worth reading alongside Bataille’s literature. The imagery of the novel is built upon a series of metaphors which in turn refer to philosophical constructs developed in his work: Though the distinction is less apparent in Hurley’s English translation, Bataille introduces the neologism ‘consumation’ akin to a fire’s burning to signal this excess edotism as distinct from ‘consommation’ the non-excess expenditure more familiarly treated in theories of “restricted” economy.

Broadly speaking, Bataile is a programmatic though not a systematic thinker. Having been brought up myself in a relatively liberal culture by a relatively liberal family, there weren’t many taboos to fight against and I never developed the impulse to get so carried away. Why read the relatively obscure Bataille now?

Outline of Georges Bataille “Erotism: Death and Sensuality” | Philip Turetzky –

One of Gataille best, in my opinion. That was really enjoyable to read. In fact, most of his discussion of sexual taboo is extremely heteronormative, focusing on reproductivity, etc.


The notion of “excess” energy is central to Bataille’s thinking. And Bataille makes the all too familiar tin-eared claim about women enjoying fantasies of rape. Bataille somehow, fitting in expositions of human sacrifice, sexual erotissm, incest, and all other kinds of assorted weird ass shit, manages to paint the most beautiful and lascivious portrait of the night one could ever hope for while ultimately reminding us of the necessity of that ray of light of human consciousness for us to enjoy any of it at all.

Nov 11, Jodi Lu rated it liked it. The part about De Sade made me do some research about him and plan to get me some of De Sade’s books. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Oct 17, Tyler rated it did not like it Recommends it for: It was translated into English and published inwith the title The Accursed Share. Jul 25, Dusty Hope added it. Thus, the Catholic Church becomes the most able defender of our humanity, preserving eroticism by upholding taboos. From religious sacrifice to eroticism.

Peligro rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 27 August A book that deals with the erotic in an almost medieval way–a sort of Catholic anthropology of the body through sex–despite some relatively modern psychological approaches to such things as orgasms and taboos.

Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythic Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality—Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective.

Therese erotissm Claude Levi-Strauss Erotism Death and Sensuality. Death batsille Sensuality 4. Death and Sensuality by Georges Bataille. Published January 1st by City Lights Publishers first published And yet this author’s misgivings about the erotic seem somehow misplaced. It presupposes man in conflict with himself”.


Erotism: Death and Sensuality

Beauty and trauma erotlsm around. Contemporary – and, in many ways, antecedent to the post-structuralists who successfully crossed the pond – Bataille’s work on death, eroticism, and social bagaille left discernable traces in Lacan’s working of desire and the law and, also, in the Derridean development of deconstruction.

Bataille was a member of the srotism influential College of Sociology which included several other renegade surrealists. For Bataille this arises from any terrain where a taboo is set.

After reading the first essay I skimmed through one or two others before putting the book down altogether. In other words, an organism in Bataille’s general economy, unlike the rational actors of classical economy who are motivated by scarcity, normally has an “excess” of energy available to it. This extra energy can be used productively for the organism’s growth or it can be lavishly expended. Contradictions exist within the space of a sentence in this work.

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Georges Bataille in Refresh and try again. Oct 25, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Bxtaille Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’d say skip this one.