Georges Bataille

(1897 - 1962)

Often called the “metaphysician of evil,” Georges Bataille published his first novel, Story of the Eye, under the pseudonym Lord Auch. Between 1920 and 1942, he was a librarian and a deputy keeper at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Subsequently the editor of the journal Critique, Bataille published the early work of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida.

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Voices In Time

1928 | Paris

Defying Modesty

The sexual adventures of young Georges Bataille. More

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