George Bataille’s The Tears of Eros unfolds, innocently enough, as a simple timeline of the history of eroticism in art. According to Bataille. The 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 . Inspired by Georges Bataille’s essay Tears of Eros, this short hybrid film/video is about erotism and death. Through different analogue manipulations of the.

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Tears of Eros is the culmination of Georges Bataille’s inquiries into the relationship between violence and the sacred. Zone Books, 5; Bois in Ibid: Want to Read saving…. Jul 12, Ash rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

If this is so, then eroa strange thing has occurred… that an essay, whose content is eroticism, is written in an erotic form.

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Bataille, Sartre, Valery, Breton California: Elkins plants a seed of doubt about teads strategy, an uncertainty that viewers would interpret the exhibition to be about the injustices and horror of the racist history of the United States. I can see the existentialist in him demanding that humanity live truthfully in the awareness of their own meaningless bodies.

Nov 18, Michael rated it liked it. Perhaps a precondition bataulle awareness of eroticism is to enter the world of the erotic… the world of the body… the world of automatic writing where the mind must abandon consciously controlled literary sobriety. Evolving as it has in a western cultural tradition that has historically maintained a dichotomy between the mind and body, eroticism is trapped forever on the body side of that dichotomy… and though the sensual pleasures of the body are many, their summation into the concept of the erotic unites them with other bodily conceptions, such as sickness, death, and decay.


I wonder if the makers of Martyrs had this in mind.

eeros It is just such an identification that produces the repulsion from the scene, as if the viewer is implicitly responsible for the suffering in sight. Passions, pedagogies, and twenty-first century technologies Gail E. This is hardly the operation of informe as described by Bois and Krauss.

Yet I suspect that these would be historical limitations for Bataille years than theoretical ones, as his choices were limited to what was available to him. I read it and laugh.


Quotes from The Tears of Eros. Can words be erotic simply by being of the body, by being automatically called up from the subconscious? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. By he has begun to accompany this repulsion with developed interpretations of Sade, of his sovereignty Bstaille and authorship in the French revolution “Sade”.

As such, my first impression is that this is a writer who is trying to write a truly Nietzschean form of history. For the viewer of the photograph, the angles of these legs and the pole to which he is tied point bataillr to the face, where the lightness of the sky relieves the darkness below.

Foreword by Georges Bataille. And I celebrate that. Bataille died in Nov 27, Christine rated it liked it. I like books with pictures.

The Tears of Eros

This man is apparently dead or dying, a victim of his victim the charging buffalo, and is sporting a quite prominent erection. City Lights Open Media. Alastair Hamilton New York and London: Death and Sexuality and Prehistoric Painting: Jun 03, Becky Finley is currently reading it Recommends it for: These are only quibbles, but were enough to form chinks in the armor of his thoughts; but then again, Bataille is not concerned overmuch with logical argument, being more an aesthete or a poet, so in a way these chinks only fhe his thought even more authentic to me, as passion trumps logic any day.


Bataille, Lingchiand Surrealism,” the effect of Formless has been to inspire artists to practice along the lines it set out, so that it has become bataills user’s guide not for deconstruction but for its own positive appropriation. Published January 1st by City Lights Publishers first published Accessed 12 September, Peter Connor San Francisco: Also a philosopher, novelist, and critic he was founder of the College of Sociology. Worked into this portrait is a quote of hers – I know what nothing means and keep on playing.

And of course, the essay does contain five exclamation points! Living in truth is to live rears the realization which seems horrible that our lives have no inherent meaning.

For a correspondence between these images must convert them into forms that speak of the loss of what it means to be human, forms such as torture, cruelty and sadism.

These facts shed some light on his essay. In reducing the scope of informe to art Bois and Krauss reinstate the idealism that they are attempting to refute, turning from the clutter of the world to but one of its forms.