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Erotism: Death & Sensuality Summary
Georges Bataille

Everything you need to understand or teach Erotism by Georges Bataille.

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Erotism: Death & Sensuality Summary

Plot Summary

This book, written in 1957, places both eroticism (an experience of sexual stimulation) and death at the core of fundamental human experience. Examining both within the thematic context of what society defines as "taboo", the author explores themes relating to the necessity and meaning of transgressing such taboos, as well as the existential tension between continuity (union) and discontinuity (separation).

The author introduces his examination of the relationship between eroticism and death, as well as other aspects of human existence and relationships, with an expression of his intention to undertake this examination from a non-scientific perspective. That particular perspective, he suggests, considers facts and experiences in isolation from one another, rather than as components of what contemporary theorists and practitioners might call a "holistic" or "organic" approach. In other words, he is interested in how aspects of being human relate to and with each other, rather than considering them...

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