Objects & Places from Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939

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Reims, France

This place is the birthplace of Georges Bataille.

Ecole des Chartres

This place is the school where Georges Bataille studies and receives training to become a medieval librarian.

Bibliotheque Nationale

This is the place where Bataille is employed until he is asked to leave in 1942 when he gets sick.

Surrealists

This group practice a genre of art and literature where images, ideas, and objects are put in contrast or juxtaposition to each other to illustrate a point which may or may not be rational or sensible.

Oedipal terrors

These feelings represent Bataille's fears that form an animating force of the heterodox theory he develops after 1927.

Documents

This title is the name of literary review that Bataille founds with rebel surrealists and art historians.

Conspicuous consumption

This concept was named by sociologist Thorstein Veblen. Bataille uses the term to explain how this concept is used as a...

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