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  • Published: 20 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141195575
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $22.99

Literature And Evil




'Literature is not innocent,' stated Georges Bataille in this extraordinary 1957 collection of essays, arguing that only by acknowledging its complicity with the knowledge of evil can literature communicate fully and intensely.

'Literature is not innocent,' stated Georges Bataille in this extraordinary 1957 collection of essays, arguing that only by acknowledging its complicity with the knowledge of evil can literature communicate fully and intensely. These literary profiles of eight authors and their work, including Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal and the writings of Sade, Kafka and Sartre, explore subjects such as violence, eroticism, childhood, myth and transgression, in a work of rich allusion and powerful argument.

  • Published: 20 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141195575
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $22.99

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