Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - Fiction - 128 pages
418 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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Plot is one hundred percent nonexistent here. - Goodreads
A riveting read by a prominenet writer. - Goodreads
The Milo Manara of prose. - 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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User Review  - David Walsh - Goodreads

Certainly profane, erotic, though without wanting to sound prudish much of the carry-on is probably not universally appealing. I would have doubts whether it could ride the coat tails of fifty shades ... Read full review

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Is it porn, or is it art? Or is it just shit? Read full review

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Contents

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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