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ISBN-10: 0942299213
ISBN-13: 9780942299212
Publisher: Zone Books
Publish Date: 09/11/1993
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 5.90" W, 1.30" H

The Accursed Share, Volumes II & III (Revised)

Translator: Robert Hurley

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Price: $29.95

Overview

The three volumes of The Accursed Share address what Georges Bataille sees as the paradox of utility: namely, if being useful means serving a further end, then the ultimate end of utility can only be uselessness. In the second and third volumes, The History of Eroticism and Sovereignty, Bataille explores the same paradox of utility from an anthropological and an ethical perspective, respectively. The History of Eroticism analyzes the fears and fascination, the prohibitions and transgressions attached to the realm of eroticism as so many expressions of the “uselessness” of erotic life.

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Details

ISBN-10: 0942299213
ISBN-13: 9780942299212
Publisher: Zone Books
Publish Date: 09/11/1993
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 5.90" W, 1.30" H
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