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Literature and evil


'Literature is not innocent,' stated Georges Bataille in this extraordinary 1957 collection of essays, arguing that only by acknowledging its complicity with the knowledge of evil can literature communicate fully and intensely. These literary profiles of eight authors and their work, including Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal and the writings of Sade, Kafka and Sartre, explore subjects such as violence, eroticism, childhood, myth and transgression, in a work of rich allusion and powerful ...

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Literature and Evil
2012, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141195575

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Literature and Evil
2001, Marion Boyars Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780714503462


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Literature and Evil
1985, Calder & Boyars, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780714503455


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