alibris logo

The Tears of Eros

by ,

Tears of Eros is the culmination of Georges Bataille's inquiries into the relationship between violence and the sacred. Taking up such figures as Giles de Rais, Erzebet Bathory, the Marquis de Sade, El Greco, Gustave Moreau, Andre Breton, Voodoo practitioners, and Chinese torture victims, Bataille reveals their common obsession: death. This essay, illustrated with artwork from every era, was developed out of ideas explored in Erotism: Death and Sexuality and Prehistoric Painting: Lascaux or the Birth of Art . In it ...

  • Book Details
  • Seller
The Tears of Eros
2001, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780872862227

Trade paperback

Filter Results
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency