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Reading Bataille now

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c2007.
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Reviled and fetishized, the work of Georges Bataille (1897–1962) has been mostoften reduced to his outrageous, erotic, and libertine fiction and essays. But increasingly, readersare finding his insights into politics, economics, sexuality, and performance revealing and timely.Focusing on Bataille’s most extensive work, The Accursed Share, Shannon Winnubst and thecontributors to this volume present contemporary interpretations that read Bataille in a new light.These essays situate Bataille in French and European intellectual traditions, bring forward keyconcepts for understanding the challenges posed by his important work, and draw out his philosophy.Established voices and younger scholars cover a range of topics and themes, including ethics,politics, economy, psychology, and performance so readers can think with and through Bataille. Whilefocusing attention on Bataille and his provocative work, this book offers a sympathetic, yetcritical, reappraisal and rehabilitation.

Contributors are Alison Leigh Brown,Andrew Cutrofello, Zeynep Direk, Jesse Goldhammer, Dorothy Holland, Pierre Lamarche, Richard A. Lee,Jr., Alphonso Lingis, Ladelle McWhorter, Lucio A. Privitello, Allan Stoekl, Amy Wendling, andShannon Winnubst.

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table_of_contents Foreword: Why Bataille Now? / Alphonso Lingis -- Introduction / Shannon Winnubst -- Part 1: Situating Bataille -- Dare to know, dare to sacrifice : Georges Bataille and the crisis of the left / Jesse Goldhammer -- Sovereign consumption as a species of communist theory : reconceptualizing energy / Amy E. Wendling -- The use value of G.A.M.V. Bataille / Pierre Lamarche -- Part 2: Pleasures and the myth of transgression -- Bataille's queer pleasures : the universe as spider or spit / Shannon Winnubst -- Erotic experience and sexual difference in Bataille / Zeynep Direk -- Malvolio's revenge / Alison Leigh Brown -- Part 3: Bodies and animality -- The private life of birds : from a restrictive to a general economy of reason / Ladelle McWhorter -- Slaughter and anima-lēthē / Lucio Angelo Privitello -- Bodies at play : a general economy of performance / Dorothy Holland -- Part 4: Sovereign politics -- The accursed share and The merchant of Venice / Andrew Cutrofello -- Politics and the thing : excess as the matter of politics / Richard A. Lee, Jr. -- Excess and depletion : Bataille's surprisingly ethical model of expenditure / Allan Stoekl.
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