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Georges Bataille

Philosopher, Author (10-Sep-1897 — 8-Jul-1962)


Leslie Anne Boldt-Irons (editor). On Bataille: Critical Essays. SUNY Press. 1995. 338pp.

Roland A. Champagne. Georges Bataille. Prentice Hall. 1998. 140pp.

Peter Tracey Connor. Georges Bataille and the Mysticism of Sin. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2003. 208pp.

Christopher M. Gemerchak. The Sunday of the Negative: Reading Bataille, Reading Hegel. SUNY Press. 2003. 291pp.

Carolyn Bailey Gill (editor). Bataille: Writing the Sacred. Routledge. 1995. 195pp.

Suzanne Guerlac. Literary Polemics: Bataille, Sartre, Valery, Breton. Stanford University Press. 2000. 320pp.

Paul Hegarty. Georges Bataille: Core Cultural Theorist. Sage Publications. 2000. 174pp.

Denis Hollier. Translated by Betsy Wing. Against Architecture: The Writings of Georges Bataille. MIT Press. 1992. 226pp.

Andrew Hussey. The Inner Scar: The Mysticism of Georges Bataille. Rodopi. 2000. 198pp.

Andrew Hussey (editor). The Beast at Heaven's Gate: Georges Bataille and the Art of Transgression. Rodopi. 1998. 156pp. Conference papers, Fundació Antoni Tąpies, September 1998.

Alexander Irwin. Saints of the Impossible: Bataille, Weil, and the Politics of the Sacred. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2002. 258pp.

Eleanor Kaufman. The Delirium of Praise: Bataille, Blanchot, Deleuze, Foucault, Klossowski. JHU Press. 2001. 224pp.

Stuart Kendall. Georges Bataille. Reaktion Books. 2007. 233pp.

Nick Land. The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism: An Essay in Atheistic Religion. Routledge. 1992. 223pp.

Gilles Mayné. Eroticism in Georges Bataille and Henry Miller. Summa Publications. 1993. 206pp.

Benjamin Noys. Georges Bataille: A Critical Introduction. Pluto Press. 2000. 165pp.

Julian Pefanis. Heterology and the Postmodern: Bataille, Baudrillard, and Lyotard. Duke University Press. 1991. 170pp.

Michael Richardson. Georges Bataille. Routledge. 1994. 148pp.

Michčle H. Richman. Reading Georges Bataille: Beyond the Gift. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1982. 192pp.

Steven Shaviro. Passion & Excess: Blanchot, Bataille, and Literary Theory. University Press of Florida. 1990. 193pp.

Allan Stoekl. Politics, Writing, Mutilation: The Cases of Bataille, Blanchot, Roussel, Leiris, and Ponge. University of Minnesota Press. 1985. 159pp.

Michel Surya. Translated by Krzysztof Fijalkowski; Michael Richardson. Georges Bataille: An Intellectual Biography. Verso. 2002. 588pp.

Juan Carlos Ubilluz. Sacred Eroticism: Georges Bataille and Pierre Klossowski in the Latin American Erotic Novel. Bucknell University Press. 2006. 356pp.

Shannon Winnubst. Reading Bataille Now. Indiana University Press. 2007. 288pp.


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  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.47)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.268)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.83)

  8. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.126-27)

  9. Legends in Their Own Time (p.19)

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