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|INTRODUCTION Eroticism, it may be said, is assenting to life up to the point of |
death. Strictly ... From this elementary definition let us now return to the formula I
proposed in the first place: eroticism is assenting to life even in death. Indeed ...
|53 Thus even if his theories are scatological by Christian theological standards, |
Bataille still refuses to allow them to be pried ... it may be said, is assenting to life
up to the point of death,” and then, “eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
|Two crucial elements of this conception are that continuity of existence is |
independent of death and that eroticism is not ... the significance of the erotic
dissolution is found in the assent to life: 'eroticism is assenting to life even in
death.'2 This ...
|referred to earlier: 'eroticism is the assenting to life up to the point of death;... |
eroticism is the assenting to life even in death.'4 At the same time, the sensibility
to which eroticism responds is one that undercuts our own sense of being.
Gaëtan Brulotte, John Phillips - 2006 - 1616 pages
|At the same time, however, there is a plenitude and expansiveness in Bataille's |
conception. In perhaps his most widely quoted passage, he defined eroticism as ''
assenting to life up to the point of death''; it is ''the assenting to life even in death.
|distinctive model to comprehend the battle fought between prohibitive reality and |
the inflammatory death drive. In Eroticism ... Early in his book, Bataille declares
that 'eroticism is assenting to life even in death' (Bataille 1962: 11). Eroticism ...
Karoline Gritzner - 2010 - 256 pages
|for example), his materialist atheism and the correlative relationship he proposed |
between eroticism and death. ... Famously, Bataille wrote that 'eroticism is the
assenting to life even in death', which, as Richardson notes, would be
Georges Bataille, Michael Richardson - 1994 - 211 pages
|Writing should have a visceral and direct relation with life, and should not be |
divorced from the flow of day-to-day living. ... Bataille's own statement that
eroticism is the assenting to life even in death' would have been unthinkable to
Mary Arshagouni Papazian - 2008 - 377 pages
|Eroticism, he argues, is "assenting to life even in death."17 He means to stress in |
this rather cryptic definition the necessary connection between death and
reproduction. The explosion of life in the natural world "can only proceed" if those