This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Georges Bataille - This person was a professional librarian and author of pornographic philosophy.
Allan Stoekl - This person is the translator, editor, and writer of the introduction to "Visions of Excess".
Andre Breton - This person was an avant garde philosopher and surrealist leader.
Bataille's father - This person was paralyzed, blind, and syphilitic, and was abandoned to the Germans in November 1915.
Friedrich Engels - This person was a philosopher who used mathematical ideas to support the dialectic method called 'progress to perfection'.
Thorstein Veblen - This person was a...
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