Title: Death And Sensuality
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication Date: 1962
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1962. Walker & Company. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the French. 280 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature Translated France. inventory # 1226. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality-Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective. He challenges any single discourse on the erotic. The scope of his inquiry ranges from Emily Bronte to Sade, from St. Therese to Claude Levi-Strauss and Dr. Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythical ecstasy, cruelty, and organized war. Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality, he argues that eroticism is Ďa psychological quest not alien to death. Translation of Líérotisme. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1226
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