The Accursed Share, Volume I (Paperback)

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The Accursed Share, Volume I By Georges Bataille, Robert Hurley (Translator) Cover Image
By Georges Bataille, Robert Hurley (Translator)
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Most Anglo-American readers know Bataille as a novelist. The Accursed Share provides an excellent introduction to Bataille the philosopher. Here he uses his unique economic theory as the basis for an incisive inquiry into the very nature of civilization. Unlike conventional economic models based on notions of scarcity, Bataille's theory develops the concept of excess: a civilization, he argues, reveals its order most clearly in the treatment of its surplus energy. The result is a brilliant blend of ethics, aesthetics, and cultural anthropology that challenges both mainstream economics and ethnology.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780942299113
ISBN-10: 0942299116
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication Date: May 15th, 1991
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Accursed Share