Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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 sociologist who coined the phrase conspicuous consumption.

Leon Blum - This person was the leader of the Popular Front united with Socialists and Communists.

Nietzsche - This person was the first philosopher to declare God dead.

Marquis de Sade - This person was an author who used base natural forms as symbols of noble or sacred...

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