Category Archives: Georges Bataille

Nina Power and Justin Murphy, Introduction to Bataille – video beginning an online course

Nina Power and Justin Murphy, Introduction to Bataille – video beginning an online course. More details on the course here – thanks to Jeremy Crampton for the links.

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Bataille, Dumézil, Arboleda, Khalili, Patron

Second-hand books by Merleau-Ponty, Bataille and Dumézil; Martin Arboleda, Planetary Mine and Laleh Khalili, Sinews of War and Trade from the Verso sale; and Sylvie Patron, Critique 1946-1996.

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Books received – Bataille & Breton, Dumézil, Char, Sloterdijk

The little volume « Contre-Attaque », which brings together documents from André Breton and Georges Bataille; René Char’s Dans l’atelier du poète; some books by Dumézil; and a copy of Sloterdijk’s Infinite Mobilization, which I endorsed.

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The Early Foucault Update 32: Unable to finish a manuscript during lockdown

While these are strange and disruptive times, as much as I’m able, I’m trying to make progress on this book manuscript. I’d intended to submit it to Polity by the end of April, but that unfortunately wasn’t possible. I can … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and English translations – list updated to include all volumes

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 addition is that I’ve now listed the articles in Volumes XI and XII of the Oeuvres … Continue reading

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Books received – Veyne, Dumézil, Bataille & Leiris, Eliade, Chapsal

Trying to keep second-hand booksellers in business… a pile of recently bought books, including Paul Veyne’s memoirs, the English translation of the Bataille-Leiris correspondence, the first volume of Mircea Eliade’s journals, a collection of interviews by Madeleine Chapsal, and some … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and English translations – list updated and a couple of questions

I’ve done some updating to the list of works in Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and other French collections and the English translations. This includes some links to books, a bit of detail on texts in The College of Sociology not in the … Continue reading

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Books received – Bataille, Eliade, Ballvé, de Waelhens

Mainly books by Bataille, but also a volume of Mircea Eliade’s journals, the first book in French on Heidegger, originally published in 1942, and Teo Ballvé’s The Frontier Effect: State Formation and Violence in Colombia. Teo kindly sent a copy of his … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille – Oeuvres complètes and other French collections, with list of English translations

I’ve made a start with the project of listing the pieces in Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and other French collections, along with English translations of these pieces. The page is available here. It’s not complete – I’ve done 8 of the 12 … Continue reading

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