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By Georges Bataille

For Bataille, the absence of fable had itself turn into the parable of the fashionable age. In an international that had misplaced the key of its team spirit, Bataille observed surrealism as either a symptom and a starting of an try and tackle this loss. His writings in this subject are the results of a profound mirrored image within the wake of worldwide conflict Two.

The Absence of Myth is the main incisive research but made up of surrealism, insisting on its value as a cultural and social phenomenon with far-reaching results. Clarifying Bataille’s hyperlinks with the surrealist circulation, and throwing revealing mild on his complicated and tremendously misunderstood dating with Andre Breton, The Absence of Myth exhibits Bataille to be a way more radical determine than his postmodernist devotees may have us think: a guy who constantly attempted to increase Marxist social thought; a pessimistic philosopher, yet one as a ways faraway from nihilism as could be.

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