Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and English translations – addition of Vols I and II to the list

I’ve done some further updating to the list of works in Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and other French collections and the English translations.

The main work is the list of articles in Volume I, and the posthumous texts of Volume II, have now been added. This took some work, and as before, I am sure I have missed some translations, especially in journals. There are two or sometimes three translations of some texts, and others don’t seem to have been translated at all. It’s largely unsystematic for the short pieces – one of the reasons why I hope what I’ve done is helpful.

This work is still in progress – I have a draft of the post-war articles in Volume XI and some notes on those in Volume XII. I’ll add these soon, hopefully.

There remain two texts in English where I’ve not yet been able to identify the French source.

  • “Sacrifice”, October 36, 61-74 – there are texts with this title in Vols I and II, but not this text (from 1939-40)
  • “Notes on the Publication of ‘Un Cadavre’”, The Absence of Myth, 30-33 (c. 1929 or 1930?) [Update: I’ve now located the original French of this text, which was published as “La publication d’«Un Cadavre» (15 janvier 1930)”, Le Pont de l’Épée 41, 1969, 141-45; partially included in the notes to Oeuvres Vol XI, 571-72; and the full text reprinted in Georges Bataille and Michel Leiris, Echanges et correspondence, edited by Louis Yvert, Paris: Gallimard, 2004, 73-80. It is also translated as “The Publication of ‘A Corpse’ (15 January 1930)”, in Georges Bataille and Michel Leiris, Correspondence, translated by Liz Heron, London: Seagull, 2008, 63-69.]

Any help on the first of these, or additions and corrections to the main listing, would be much appreciated.

Bataille in English

 

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3 Responses to Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and English translations – addition of Vols I and II to the list

  1. s g says:

    A little addition— Georges Bataille, “Critique of Heidegger” — https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40016110
    Hope you’re well, Stuart, and thanks for compiling this! stef

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