Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism

Author(s): Georges Bataille

Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs

These essays, the result of profound reflection in the wake of World War II, comprise the most incisive study yet made of surrealism, insisting on its importance as a cultural and social phenomenon with far-reaching consequences. They clarify Bataille's links with the surrealist movement, and shed light on his complex and greatly misunderstood relationship with Andre Breton.


Product Information

Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a novelist, philosopher, essayist and sociologist o. His works include The Story of the Eye, On Nietzsche, The Accursed Share, Literature and Evil, and Eroticism.

General Fields

  • : 9781844675609
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : August 2006
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Expressionism; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
  • : Georges Bataille
  • : Paperback
  • : 194