Georges Bataille | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Wood

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Georges Bataille.
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Critical Essay by Michael Wood

Georges Bataille, Susan Sontag said, had a "finer and more profound sense of transgression" than Sade [see excerpt above]; and Bataille himself regarded transgression as the fundamental concept in all his thinking…. More than anyone else, Jacques Derrida said of Bataille, he wanted to be Nietzsche—meaning both that he wanted to be Nietzsche more than anyone else did and that he wanted to be Nietzsche more than he wanted to be anyone else. The remark clearly conveys Bataille's passion for Nietzsche—he wrote a book on him and constantly evokes him in his writing—and just as clearly indicates the strange, and strangely limited, nature of Bataille's intellectual enterprise…. [Bataille] often looks like a man returning to the Bastille after its fall, patiently building again the walls he needs for...

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