The Beast at Heaven's Gate: Georges Bataille and the Art of Transgression

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Andrew Hussey
Rodopi, Jan 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 156 pages
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The essays in this collection were originally given at the international colloquiumCent Ans de Bataille: La Bataille de Cent Ans held at the Fondació Tàpies in Barcelona in September 1998. They are written from a variety of perspectives but are drawn together by the singular aim of addressing and interrogating Georges Bataille as our contemporary whose fascination with the rupture between mythical and experimental forms of discourse defines our own age as much as it did in Bataille's own time.More precisely, the essays in this collection range over Bataille's status as a novelist, a poet, an art critic, a philosopher and a prophet of post-modernity with this aim in mind. They not only seek to advance and clarify debate about Bataille's present status in the post-modern canon but also shed new light on the complex relation between Bataille and the present generation of readers who have come to him through the prism of post-modernist thought. It is of significance for each writer in this collection, most crucially, that the premonition of catastrophe which defined Bataille's fluid political positions is also located between tragedy and irony.
  

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Contents

Georges Bataille and the Art of
7
Leschatologie trouée de Ma Mère
23
George Bataille et Elio
45
Dirty Life
61
The Corpse of Laure
81
Female Representation in Batailles
101
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