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Story of the Eye: By Lord Auch (Paperback)
  • Story of the Eye: By Lord Auch (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 26/04/2001
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Bataille's first novel, published under the pseudonym 'Lord Auch', is still his most notorious work. In this explicit pornographic fantasy, the young male narrator and his lovers Simone and Marcelle embark on a sexual quest involving sadism, torture, orgies, madness and defilement, culminating in a final act of transgression. Shocking and sacreligious, "Story of the Eye" is the fullest expression of Bataille's obsession with the closeness of sex, violence and death. Yet it is also hallucinogenic in its power, and is one of the erotic classics of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185385

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“An important work.”

For me, Story of the Eye was a real eye-opener. It is concise and powerful yet has the languid feel of a dream. Its themes of incest, bodily fluids and death are explored through explicit yet clean, simple prose.... More

18th October 2013
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“Story of the Eye”

dont read this in a public place especially if your male lol

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