Jeremy Biles. Ecce monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form. New York: Fordham University Press, pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form. By. Jeremy Biles. Fordham University Press, pages. $ How should. PDF | On Jan 1, , Rocco Gangle and others published Review of Jeremy Biles, Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form, JAAR
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Ecce Monstrum investigates the content and implications of this religious sensibility by examining Bataille’s insistent linking of monstrosity and the sacred.
In the s, Georges Bataille proclaimed a ferociously religioussensibility characterized by simultaneous ecstasy and horror. Bataille enacts a monstrousmode of reading and writing in his approaches to other thinkers and artists–a mode that is at once agonistic and intimate.
Table of Contents p. The Wounded Hands of Bataille: Ecce Monstrum examines this monstrous mode of reading and writing through investigations of Bataille’s sacrificialinterpretations of Kojve’s Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche; his contentious relationship with Simone Weil and its implications for his mystical and writing practices; his fraught affiliation with surrealist Andr Breton and his attempt to displace surrealism with hyperchristianity; and his peculiar relations to artist Hans Bellmer, whose work evokes Bataille’s religious sensibility.
Charting a new approach to recent debates concerning Bataille’s formulation of the informe formlessthe author demonstrates that the motif of monstrosity is keyed to Bataille’s notion monsturm sacrifice–an operation that ruptures the integrality of the individual form.
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Extending and sometimes challenging major interpretations of Bataille by thinkers like Denis Hollier and Rosalind Krauss the book reveals how his writings monztrum the monstrous marks of the affective and intellectual contradictions he seeks to produce in his readers.
With its wide-ranging analyses, this book offers insights of interest to scholars of religion, philosophers, art historians, and students of French intellectual history and early modernism.
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