Divine Filth: The Lost Writings of Georges Bataille

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Could it be that Bataille secretly worshipped strength, and merely resigned himself to wallowing in ruin as the only thing a strong man can do in a world dominated by a conspiracy of the weak? Why not consider the possibility, drawn from this fragment, that the whole of Bataille's oeuvre is a slave's Pyrrhic victory. Not an idea that would have been very palatable to the left-field postmodernist French writers, or would appeal to the current swathe of Bataille worshipers, who want to enjoy the politically-correct game of celebrating the supposed authenticity of the dis-empowered at the same time as they try to commandeer Nietzsche as a real-politic virile strap-on in order to intimidate critics.

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