The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism

By: Bataille, Georges

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For Bataille, the absence of myth had itself become the myth of the modern age. In a world that had lost the secret of its cohesion, Bataille saw surrealism as both a symptom and a beginning of an attempt to address this loss. His writings on this theme are the result of a profound reflection in the wake of World War Two.

The Absence of Myth is the most incisive study yet made of surrealism, insisting on its importance as a cultural and social phenomenon with far-reaching consequences. Clarifying Bataille's links with the surrealist movement, and throwing revealing light on his complex and greatly misunderstood relationship with Andre Breton, The Absence of Myth shows Bataille to be a much more radical figure than his postmodernist devotees would have us believe: a man who continually tried to extend Marxist social theory; a pessimistic thinker, but one as far removed from nihilism as can be.

Title: The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism

Author: Bataille, Georges

Categories: Art,

Publisher: London, Verso: 2006

ISBN Number: 1844675602

ISBN Number 13: 9781844675609

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Art

Seller ID: 146335