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Saints Of The Impossible: Bataille, Weil, And The Politics Of The Sacred Alexander Irwin

Saints Of The Impossible: Bataille, Weil, And The Politics Of The Sacred

Alexander Irwin

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ISBN : 9780816639038
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288 pages
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The transgressive writing of Georges Bataille (1897-1962) and the rigorous ethical philosophy of social activist and Christian mystic Simone Weil (1909-1943) seem to belong to different worlds. Yet in the political ferment of 1930s Paris, BatailleMoreThe transgressive writing of Georges Bataille (1897-1962) and the rigorous ethical philosophy of social activist and Christian mystic Simone Weil (1909-1943) seem to belong to different worlds. Yet in the political ferment of 1930s Paris, Bataille and Weil were intellectual adversaries who exerted a powerful fascination on each other. Saints of the Impossible provides the first in-depth comparison of Batailles and Weils thought, showing how an exploration of their relationship reveals new facets of the achievements of two of the twentieth centurys leading intellectual figures and raises far-reaching questions about literary practice, politics, and religion.