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...

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