Erotism has ratings and 79 reviews. Tyler said: You won’t stick your hand down your bathing suit ever again after reading this. Bataille will see t. Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality, he argues that eroticism is “a psychological quest not alien to death. Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality-Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective.

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Erotism: Death and Sensuality

Sade discovered this knowledge, even though it went against his own efotism, by considering only what he could imagine. Once loosed frenzy was boundless.

Someone at the coffee shop asked me who Bataille was and I told him “a religious Nietzsche. Transgressive acts intentionally removal of discontinuous to continuous existence as in erotic act which strips beloved of identity and exposes her to impersonal violence of sexual organs. The part about De Sade made me do some research about him and plan to get me some of De Sade’s books.

Sexual beauty is desired as a contrast to the ugliness of the sexual organs and act.

Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythical ecstasy, cruelty, and organized war. We lack awareness of ourselves in ways that cannot be reduced to objects.


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Work acts as erktism barrier against the potentially malign influence of decadent eroticism. Sexual exuberance leads away from awareness and is incompatible with work which heightens awareness of objects.

Contradictions exist within the space of a sentence in this work. It is not our habits or their disruptions which make us human, Bataille contends, for animals seem to exhibit as much: D The earliest record of war: May 12, Will rated it liked it.

Extreme states can never be subjected to calm reflection.

We do not feel the immediacy of sacrifice, Christianity anti-law breaking in general. Also a philosopher, novelist, and critic he was founder of the College of Sociology. Silence cannot eliminate violence, but reason denies it and it derides talk about it.

Erotism: Death and Sensuality by Georges Bataille

Transgression in marriage and in orgy. C Solitude in prison and the terrifying truth of an imaginary moment of success: G Fundamental characteristics of the subjective experience of eroticism: I loved reading Bataille’s theories on taboo and transgression.

F Guilty sensuality and death: Yet in a way this failure or, refusal to make explicit any kind of harmonic synthesis between his approaches to the impossible non- object of his enquiry is entirely appropriate for an attempt at understanding the nature of radical disruption. There is something so beautiful in the gesture that is totally erotic. To ask other readers questions about Erotismplease sign up.


Although he grudgingly admits that there are people who don’t think of sex as a taboo, the bulk of his book goes on to describe all sex as a transgression of those selfsame taboos. There is no doubt that Lacan read Bataille but whether or not he approved of this, um, unorthodox arrangement of his ideas is unknown to me.

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E The positive advantages of certain blood relationships in the system of gift and barter: I advise readers to skip this one. Human experience is distant from objective realities of reproduction, e. City Lights PublishersOct 1, – pages. Part two is a collection of related essays and unfortunately didn’t hold my interest to the same extent. H The underworld, sexual cynicism, and obscenity: