LITERATURE AND EVIL: by Georges Bataille
Marion Boyars, 1985 First US edition, 208 pp., 5 1/2" X 8 3/4" Hardcover
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”Literature is not innocent,” Bataille declares in the preface to this unique collection of literary profiles. “It is guilty and should admit itself so.” The word, the flesh, and the devil are explored by this extraordinary intellect in the work of eight outstanding authors: Emily Bronte, Baudelaire, Blake, Michelet, Kafka, Proust, Genet and De Sade.