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This review is from: Eroticism (Paperback)
I am astounded that Bataille isn't more well known. This book is incredible.
and i am surprised and disheartened that the insights on taboo & transgression are not more well read modes of thought. for me, Bataille should be read along and among nietzsche, schopenhauer, sartre, hesse. he is of equal importance.
the scope of this book is far beyond eroticism, giving insight to the origins of ecstasy, mysticism, religion, sacrifice. it is a summation of human experience, from the birth of concious thought giving rise to work/project - and project needing restraints of our animalistic desires, the taboo. and born with taboos are the transgressions of these taboos... i am a lousy explainer
read this book,
to compliment this, i strongly recommend inner experience by bataille too.