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Georges Bataille

Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille (; 10 September 1897 – 9 July 1962) was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, anthropology, philosophy, economy, sociology and history of art. Eroticism, sovereignty, and transgression are at the core of his writings.

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    I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
    Georges Bataille (1897–1962)

    At anchor she rides the sunny sod,
    As full to the gunnel of flowers growing
    As ever she turned her home with cod
    From Georges Bank when winds were blowing.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence.... It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one’s rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
    —Georges Bataille (1897–1962)