Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - Fiction - 128 pages
308 Reviews
In 1928, Georges Bataille published this first novel under a pseudonym, a legendary shocker that uncovers the dark side of the erotic by means of forbidden obsessive fantasies of excess and sexual extremes. A classic of pornographic literature, Story of the Eye finds the parallels in Sade and Nietzsche and in the investigations of contemporary psychology; it also forecasts Bataille's own theories of ecstasy, death and transgression which he developed in later work.

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A riveting read by a prominenet writer. - Goodreads
It would have been excellent if the author kept writing - Goodreads
... great writing, story, eroticism. - Goodreads
raunchy 1920s writing - Goodreads
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Fearless, giddy, lust- and death-surreal 85-page novella that is one of the most vivid and cinematically visual works I have read in a long time. Obviously, those with sensitive and religious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony Poerio - Goodreads

Interesting, but know what you're getting into. This is up there with Naked Lunch in terms of straight up graphic literary debauchery. I read this on an airplane next to a nosy fellow passenger. Not my best decision. Read full review

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