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The Obsessions of Georges Bataille: Community and Communication (Suny Series in Contemporary French Thought)


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Featuring a new translation of Jean-Luc Nancy's "Confronted Community" and three essays by Bataille on community and communication available here in English for the first time, The Obsessions of Georges Bataille offers an indispensable account of Bataille's work. Despite the influence of Bataille on French continental thought, his ideas remain famously obscure. This volume clarifies them by approaching Bataille's thought through the themes of community and communication. Taking up the dialogue of Nancy and Maurice Blanchot on Bataille's ideas about community, the essays engage the many perspectives from which he approaches community: encouraging greater community, expressing concern with community, and addressing the connections between community and one's inner experience. Communication is brought out not as a singular activity, but as a collective natural state--a medium for human expression and relations.

"This impressive array of essays adds significantly to the conversation on Bataille's work and voice for contemporary political questions and longstanding philosophical queries." -- Shannon Winnubst, editor of Reading Bataille Now

About the Author

Andrew J. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and cotranslator (with François Raffoul) of Four Seminars by Martin Heidegger. Jason Kemp Winfree is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Stanislaus.

Andrew J. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and cotranslator (with François Raffoul) of Four Seminars by Martin Heidegger. Jason Kemp Winfree is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Stanislaus.
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