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My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man

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In these three works of erotic prose Georges Bataille fuses sex and spirituality in a highly personal and philosophical vision of the self. My Mother is a frank and intense depiction of a young man's sexual initiation and corruption by his mother, where the profane becomes sacred, and intense experience is shown as the only way to transcend the boundaries of society and morality. Madame Edwarda is the story of a prostitute who calls herself God, and The Dead Man, published in 1964 after Bataille's death, is a startling short tale of cruelty and desire. This volume also contains Bataille's own introductions to his texts as well as essays by Yukio Mishima and Ken Hollings.

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Author(s):
Bataille, Georges
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
195 x 128
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
014119555X
ISBN-13:
9780141195551
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Penguin Books

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In these three works of erotic prose Georges Bataille fuses sex and spirituality in a highly personal and philosophical vision of the self. My Mother is a frank and intense depiction of a young man's sexual initiation and corruption by his mother, where the profane becomes sacred, and intense experience is shown as the only way to transcend the boundaries of society and morality. Madame Edwarda is the story of a prostitute who calls herself God, and The Dead Man, published in 1964 after Bataille's death, is a startling short tale of cruelty and desire. This volume also contains Bataille's own introductions to his texts as well as essays by Yukio Mishima and Ken Hollings.

Author(s):
Bataille, Georges
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
195 x 128
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
014119555X
ISBN-13:
9780141195551
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Penguin Books

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