Introduction
Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille (; French: [ʒɔʁʒ batɑj]; 10 September 1897 – 9 July 1962) was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, philosophy, anthropology, economics, sociology and history of art. His writing, which included essays, novels, and poetry, explored such subjects as erotism, mysticism, surrealism, and transgression. His work would prove influential on subsequent schools of philosophy and social theory, including poststructuralism.
Wikidata
Q207359
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Introduction
Prolific writer produced novels, criticism, poems, economic and political treatises, and philosophical and anthropological essays. He embraced transgressive and erotic subject matter, and founded several journals and literary groups in his lifetime. He edited the journal Documents from 1929-1930, which aimed to push Surrealist ideology, and though he was initially drawn to the Surrealist group, Bataille soon fell out with André Breton.
Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Librarian, Writer, Editor
Names
Georges Bataille, George Bataille, Pierre Angélique, Lord Auch, Joruju Bataiyu, G. Bataiyu
Ulan
500093456
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