Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Topics for Discussion

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Identify, define and describe general themes that Bataille emphasizes in the three sections of this book corresponding to his three writing periods presented in Section I: 1927-1930, Section II: 1932-1935, and Section III: 1936-1939.

Explain and discuss the significance of events in the childhood, youth, early training, and education of Georges Bataille that may influence and impact the point of view he expresses as a writer. For example, explain young Georges acting out against his father. How does his medieval library science training affect his thought and writing style?

Characterize, define, and describe at least two examples of surrealism in art or literature. Identify two or three well-known artists of the Surrealist genre. What in your opinion might be a reason or purpose for this style of expression?

Define, compare, and contrast the basic elements of idealism and materialism. Explain what Bataille identifies as the fundamental conflict...

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