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Georges Bataille

Georges BatailleBorn: 10-Sep-1897
Birthplace: Billon, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Died: 8-Jul-1962
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Tuberculosis

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher, Author

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Histoire de l'oeil

Father: (d. 1915 syphilis)
Mother: (several suicide attempts, all unsuccessful)
Wife: Silvia Maklès (div. 1934, later married Jacques Lacan)
Wife: Diane de Beauharnais (m. 1946, one daughter)

    University: École des Chartres (studied 1918-22)
    Scholar: School of Advanced Hispanic Studies, Madrid, Spain (scholarship)

    Risk Factors: Depression, Tuberculosis

Author of books:
Histoire de l'Oeil (1928)
Madame Edwarda (1937)
Le Coupable (1944)
Lascaux; ou, la Naissance de l'Art (1955)
La Littérature et le Mal (1957)
L'Érotisme (1957)
The Tears of Eros (1961)

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