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David Vichnar reviews GEORGES BATAILLE’S LOUIS XXX (translated & introduced by Stuart Kendall, Equus Press, 2013). Image: J.-A. Boiffard, Papier colant et mouches, 1930. Illustration for George Bataille’s article “L’esprit moderne et le jeu des transpositions,” Documents, 1930. No.8, p. 488.   Typically of this most untypical writer, George Bataille’s Louis XXX collects two textually … Continue reading

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