My Mother

My Mother Madame Edwarda ; The Dead Man - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

In these three works of erotic prose Georges Bataille fuses sex and spirituality in a highly personal and philosophical vision of the self. My Mother is a frank and intense depiction of a young man's sexual initiation and corruption by his mother, where the profane becomes sacred, and intense experience is shown as the only way to transcend the boundaries of society and morality. Madame Edwarda is the story of a prostitute who calls herself God, and The Dead Man, published in 1964 after Bataille's death, is a startling short tale of cruelty and desire. This volume also contains Bataille's own introductions to his texts as well as essays by Yukio Mishima and Ken Hollings.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141195551
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 162g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 13mm