Born on 10 September in Billom in the region of Auvergne , his family moved to Reims in , where he was baptized. Although brought up without religious observance, he converted to Catholicism in , and became a devout Catholic for about nine years. He considered entering the priesthood and attended a Catholic seminary briefly. However, he quit, apparently in part in order to pursue an occupation where he could eventually support his mother. He eventually renounced Christianity in the early s. As a young man, he befriended, and was much influenced by, the Russian existentialist , Lev Shestov.
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Born on 10 September in Billom in the region of Auvergne , his family moved to Reims in , where he was baptized. Although brought up without religious observance, he converted to Catholicism in , and became a devout Catholic for about nine years. He considered entering the priesthood and attended a Catholic seminary briefly. However, he quit, apparently in part in order to pursue an occupation where he could eventually support his mother.
He eventually renounced Christianity in the early s. As a young man, he befriended, and was much influenced by, the Russian existentialist , Lev Shestov. Founder of several journals and literary groups, Bataille is the author of a large and diverse body of work: readings, poems, essays on innumerable subjects on the mysticism of economy, poetry , philosophy, the arts, eroticism. He sometimes published under pseudonyms, and some of his publications were banned.
His influence is felt most explicitly in the phenomenological work of Jean-Luc Nancy , but is also significant for the work of Jean Baudrillard , the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan  and Julia Kristeva , and recent anthropological work from the likes of Michael Taussig.
Bataille was a member of the extremely influential College of Sociology which included several other renegade surrealists. Bataille drew from diverse influences and used various modes of discourse to create his work. The imagery of the novel is built upon a series of metaphors which in turn refer to philosophical constructs developed in his work: the eye, the egg, the sun, the earth, the testicle. The singular conception of " sovereignty " expounded there would become an important topic of discussion for Derrida, Giorgio Agamben , Jean-Luc Nancy and others.
Bataille also founded the influential journal Critique. Bataille also had an affair with Colette Peignot , who died in In Bataille married Diane de Beauharnais, with whom he had a daughter. In Bataille was diagnosed with cerebral arteriosclerosis, although he was not informed at the time of the terminal nature of his illness. Bataille was an atheist. It was translated into English and published in , with the title The Accursed Share. It presents a new economic theory, which Bataille calls "general economy," as distinct from the "restricted" economic perspective of most economic theory.
Thus, in the theoretical introduction, Bataille writes the following: I will simply state, without waiting further, that the extension of economic growth itself requires the overturning of economic principles—the overturning of the ethics that grounds them. Changing from the perspectives of restrictive economy to those of general economy actually accomplishes a Copernican transformation: a reversal of thinking—and of ethics. If a part of wealth subject to a rough estimate is doomed to destruction or at least to unproductive use without any possible profit, it is logical, even inescapable, to surrender commodities without return.
Henceforth, leaving aside pure and simple dissipation, analogous to the construction of the Pyramids, the possibility of pursuing growth is itself subordinated to giving: The industrial development of the entire world demands of Americans that they lucidly grasp the necessity, for an economy such as theirs, of having a margin of profitless operations.
An immense industrial network cannot be managed in the same way that one changes a tire… It expresses a circuit of cosmic energy on which it depends, which it cannot limit, and whose laws it cannot ignore without consequences. Woe to those who, to the very end, insist on regulating the movement that exceeds them with the narrow mind of the mechanic who changes a tire. This must either be spent luxuriously and knowingly without gain in the arts, in non-procreative sexuality, in spectacles and sumptuous monuments, or it is obliviously destined to an outrageous and catastrophic outpouring in war.
The wasting of this energy is "luxury.
Blue of Noon
Nikozilkree The main character in the novel is attracted to all three and he can not decide where to place his trust. Brilliant because unique, because so few have attempted what he attempts. Georges Bataille: Blue of Noon In our second segment, we consider the role of a creative writing instructor when it comes to students writing unsettling work. Since he is tired, he declines a meeting with her with Marxism, Judaismreturns to his hotel room, to fall asleep. The style and structure is fascinating—poetic, elliptical, potent, sometimes often? And so, calling her as Dirty is intentional to me it looks like that. This position is represented by Lazare, the second woman.
Shelves: french , mainland-european To a greater or lesser extent, everyone depends on stories, on novels, to discover the manifold truth of life. Only such stories, read sometimes in a trance, have the power to confront a person with his fate. Georges Bataille, Authors Foreword, In Blue of Noon as in all his To a greater or lesser extent, everyone depends on stories, on novels, to discover the manifold truth of life. In Blue of Noon as in all his fictions — though, to my knowledge, Blue of Noon is his most explicitly personal — Georges Bataille put his money where his mouth was.
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