Story of the eye

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San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1987.
0872862097, 9780872862098


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First City Lights edition.
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viii, 103 pages ; 21 cm


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At head of title: Georges Bataille.
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Translation of: Histoire de l'œil.
Cook, R.T. City Lights Books,,183
"Only Georges Bataille could write, of an eyeball removed from a corpse, that 'the caress of the eye over the skin is so utterly, so extraordinarily gentle, and the sensation is so bizarre that it has something of a rooster's horrible crowing.' Bataille has been called a 'metaphysician of evil, ' specializing in blasphemy, profanation, and horror. Story of the Eye, written in 1928, is his best-known work; it is unashamedly surrealistic, both disgusting and fascinating, and packed with seemingly endless violations. It's something of an underground classic, rediscovered by each new generation. Most recently, the Icelandic pop singer Björk Guðdmundsdóttir cites Story of the Eye as a major inspiration: she made a music video that alludes to Bataille's erotic uses of eggs, and she plans to read an excerpt for an album. Warning: Story of the Eye is graphically sexual, and is only for adults who are not easily offended."--Jacket.
Translated from the French.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bataille, G., & Neugroschel, J. (1987). Story of the eye (First City Lights edition.). City Lights Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962 and Joachim, Neugroschel. 1987. Story of the Eye. San Francisco: City Lights Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962 and Joachim, Neugroschel. Story of the Eye San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1987.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bataille, Georges, and Joachim Neugroschel. Story of the Eye First City Lights edition., City Lights Books, 1987.

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