Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - Fiction - 128 pages
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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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Batille is a brilliant and probably also genius writer. - Goodreads
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
... it was just crap writing. - Goodreads

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I ought to say, nevertheless, that we waited a long time before copulating. We merely took any opportunity to indulge in unusual acts. We did not lack modesty on the contrary but something ... Read full review

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Definitely one of the most unique books I've read. The style is eloquent and beautiful, contrasted with sexually morbid and intense subject matter. Not for the faint of heart. Read full review

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STORY OF THE
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Preface to Story of the Eye
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The Metaphor of the Eye
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