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In the s, Georges Bataille proclaimed a ferociously religioussensibility characterized by simultaneous ecstasy and horror.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Contact Contact Us Help. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Table of Contents p. With its wide-ranging analyses, this book offers insights of interest to monstgum of religion, philosophers, art historians, and students of French intellectual history and early modernism.
Bataille enacts a monstrousmode of reading and writing in his approaches to other thinkers and artists—a mode that is at once agonistic and intimate. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Extending and sometimes challenging major interpretations of Bataille by thinkers like Denis Hollier and Rosalind Krauss the book reveals how his writings betray the monstrous marks of the affective and intellectual contradictions he seeks to produce in his readers.
Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination evce essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Hans Bellmer, Bataille, and the Art of Monstrosity pp. Related Posts.
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