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The Impossible

by Georges Bataille

ISBN 0872862623 / 9780872862623 / 0-87286-262-3
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Language English
Edition Softcover
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In a philosophical erotic narrative, an essay on poetry, and in poems Georges Bataille pursues his guiding concept, the impossible. The narrator engages in a journey, one reminiscent of the Grail quest; failing, he experiences truth. He describes a movement toward a disappearing object, the same elusive object that moved Theresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena to ecstasy.

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