Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - Fiction - 128 pages
403 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  - JA Canter - Goodreads

Odd that people tend to refer to this book as 'Intellectual Erotica' or 'Literary Fiction Erotica' for it is none of the above. Though I understand the thematic use of the eye and various other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Story of the Eye is truly a terrible story, and poorly written. I only finished it because I foolishly believed that, as poorly as it began, it must develop into something more for it to have any ... Read full review

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The Metaphor of the Eye

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