Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - Fiction - 128 pages
14 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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User Review  - Henry Martin - Goodreads

One of the most bizarre books I have ever read, The Story of the Eye kept me torn as I kept turning the pages. Torn whether to repulse or whether to admit excitement. This book was unlike anything I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Graham Scala - Goodreads

What a thoroughly fucked book. I completely hated the book for the first chapter or two. There was some decent writing that was marred with the clumsy insertion of sexual elements that might ... 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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