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Riassunto: The three volumes of The Accursed Share address what Georges Bataille sees as the paradox of utility: namely, if being useful means serving a further end, then the ultimate end of utility can only be uselessness. The first volume of The Accursed Share, the only one published before Bataille's death, treated this paradox in economic terms, showing that "it is not necessity but its contrary, luxury, that presents living matter and mankind with their fundamental problems." This Zone edition includes in a single volume a reconstruction, based on the versions published in Bataille's posthumous collected works, of his intended continuation of The Accursed Share.
In the second and third volumes, The History of Eroticism and Sovereignty, Bataille explores the same paradox of utility, respectively from an anthropological and an ethical perspective. He first analyzes the fears and fascination, the prohibitions and the transgressions attached to the realm of eroticism as so many expressions of the "uselessness" of erotic life. It is just this expenditure of excess energy that demarcates the realm of human autonomy, of independence relative to .useful" ends. The study of eroticism therefore leads naturally to the examination of human sovereignty, in which Bataille defines the sovereign individual as one who consumes and does not labor, creating a life beyond the realm of utility.
L'autore: Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a French writer, essayist, and philosopher whose works include The Story of the Eye, The Blue of Noon, The Accursed Share, and Theory of Religion.
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Descrizione libro Zone Books February 1992, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Dust stains on text edges. Slight scratching/scuffing on dust jacket. Otherwise a nice clean copy. Codice libro della libreria 208514
Descrizione libro Zone Books. 1991. 0942299205, 1991. HB. DW. DW edges rubbed. Previous owners signature to half title page o/w VG. Codice libro della libreria 17749
Descrizione libro MIT Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Codice libro della libreria 4413851
Descrizione libro Zone Books 1992-02-12, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0942299205. Codice libro della libreria 499182
Descrizione libro Zone Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. lightly used hardcover in dust jacket. A touch of shelfwear to boards; dust jacket has a touch of edgewear, but is not chipped or torn. Binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text.; 9.10 X 5.90 X 1.50 inches; 460 pages. Codice libro della libreria 121129
Descrizione libro NY: Zone Books, 1991. Hardcover with dustjacket, 462 pages, very good condition; clean and crisp; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Codice libro della libreria ThBaNY45
Descrizione libro Zone Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-234-50-6051906
Descrizione libro Zone Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-234-50-6051906
Descrizione libro Zone Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0942299205
Descrizione libro Zone Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Like new condition. Codice libro della libreria XX-234-50-6051906