Eroticism

Eroticism - Modern Classics

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Synopsis

A philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true 'churches', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers. In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion to death, offering a dazzling array of insights into incest, prostitution, marriage, murder, sadism, sacrifice and violence, as well as including comments on Freud, Sade and Saint Theresa. Everywhere, Eroticism argues, sex is surrounded by taboos, which we must continually transgress in order to overcome the sense of isolation that faces us all.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141195568
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.701
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3706
Number of pages: xvi, 276 , 14 of plates
Weight: 244g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm