The Tears of Eros

Descriere: Nonfiction. THE TEARS OF EROS is the culmination of Georges Bataille’s inquiries into the relationship between violence and the sacred. Taking up such figures as Gilles de Rais, Erzebet Bathory, the Marquis de Sade, El Greco, Gustave Moreau, Andre Breton, Voodoo practitioners, and Chinese torture victims, Bataille reveals their common obsession: death. This essay, illustrated with artworks from every era, was developed out of ideas explored in EROTISM: DEATH AND SENSUALITY and LASCAUX, OR THE BIRTH OF ART. In it Bataille examines death – the "little death" that follows sexual climax, the proximate death in sadomasochistic practices, and death as part of religious ritual and sacrifice.

  • Autori: Georges Bataille
  • Editura: City Lights Books
  • Anul aparitiei: 1989
  • ISBN: 9780872862227
  • Numar de pagini: 213
  • Categorie: Philosophy

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