The Accursed Share: Volume 1: Consumption Georges Bataille, Robert Hurley is available to download
|The Accursed Share: Volume 1: Consumption|
Georges Bataille, Robert Hurley
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||1988 |
|Publisher: ||Zone Books |
|Page Count: ||177 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||0942299108 |
|ISBN-13: ||9780942299106 |
From Library Journal
Bataille, a leading writer in France from the 1930s to his death in 1962, offers here nothing less than a new theory of civilization.The Accursed Share: Volume ...
Textbook Economists usually emphasize scarcity: limited means must be carefully allotted to serve conflicting ends. Bataille dissents: in his view, much more energy lies available than societies can use. The surplus energy must be dissipated; historically, this was accomplished through war and spending on luxuries. Though Bataille's eye for vivid detail is evident, his theory appears more valuable as a framework for his dazzling literary skills than a contribution to knowledge. Probably of greater interest to students of French literature than to economists or historians. David Gordon, Bowling Green St. Univ., OhioCopyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A serious book of political economy that also claims 'the sexual act is in time what the tiger is in space.' ... The Accursed Share is a brilliant product of [Bataille's] loony-tunes coupling of critical genres: pseudo/antisurrealist manifestos, leftist political treatises, erotics, Hegel 'n' Nietzsche studies, mysticism, anthropology, and sun worship. " —Erik Davis, The Voice Literary Supplement
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