Eroticism, Paperback

Eroticism Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



A philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true 'churches', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers.

In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion to death, offering a dazzling array of insights into incest, prostitution, marriage, murder, sadism, sacrifice and violence, as well as including comments on Freud, Sade and Saint Theresa.

Everywhere, "Eroticism" argues, sex is surrounded by taboos, which we must continually transgress in order to overcome the sense of isolation that faces us all.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780141195568



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