Essay Topic 1
Describe the importance of Nietzsche's ideas and writing in Bataille's work--what did Bataille say by referring to Nietzsche's work?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Bataille's political stance. What parties did he support in his day? What parties or policies would he likely support today?
Essay Topic 3
How did the Popular Front fulfill Bataille's ideal of heterogeneity? Analyze his description of the organization in relation with his other essays about revolution and order.
Essay Topic 4
Analyze Bataille's writing style to comment on his literary personality and temperament.
Essay Topic 5
In what ways is Bataille a sacrificial victim? Analyze his essays where sacrifices appear, in addition to the essays where he talks about his role as an author, and describe him as either the sacrificing priest or the sacrificial victim himself.
Essay Topic 6
Describe the role and importance of creativity in Bataille's thinking about art and politics.
Essay Topic 7
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