Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Setting & Symbolism

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Reims, France

Reims, France is the name of the birthplace of Georges Bataille.

Ecole des Chartes

Ecole des Chartes is the name of the school where Georges Bataille studies and receives training to become a medieval librarian.

Bibliotheque Nationale

Bibliotheque Nationale is the name of the national library in Paris where Bataille is employed until he is asked to leave in 1942 when he gets sick. He is employed as a medieval librarian and conducts an active life writing.

Surrealists

Surrealists is the name given to practitioners of surrealism, which is a genre in 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

"Oedipal terrors" is the name given to Bataille's fears that form an animating force of the heterodox theory he develops after 1927.

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