Georges Bataille | Critical Essay by Roland Barthes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Georges Bataille.
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Critical Essay by Roland Barthes

Although Georges Bataille's Histoire de l'oeil includes several named characters and the narrative of their erotic adventures, he certainly does not give us the story of Simone, Marcelle, or the narrator…. Histoire de l'oeil is actually the story of an object. How can an object have a story? No doubt it can pass from hand to hand (thereby occasioning insipid fictions like The Story of My Pipe or Memoirs of an Armchair); it can also pass from image to image, so that its story is that of a migration, the cycle of the avatars it traverses far from its original being, according to the tendency of a certain imagination which distorts yet does not discard it: this is the case with Bataille's book.

What happens to the Eye (and no longer to Marcelle, Simone, or the narrator) cannot be...

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