Jeremy Biles. Ecce monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form. New York: Fordham University Press, pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form. By. Jeremy Biles. Fordham University Press, pages. $ How should. PDF | On Jan 1, , Rocco Gangle and others published Review of Jeremy Biles, Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form, JAAR

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Charting a new approach to recent debates concerning Bataille’s formulation of the informe formlessthe author demonstrates that the motif of monstrosity is keyed to Bataille’s notion of sacrifice–an operation that ruptures the integrality of the mknstrum form.

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Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Bataille enacts a monstrousmode of reading and writing in his approaches to other thinkers and artists–a mode that is at once agonistic and intimate.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The Wounded Hands of Bataille: Title Page Download Save. Table of Contents p. Extending and sometimes challenging major interpretations of Bataille by thinkers like Denis Hollier and Rosalind Krauss the book reveals how his writings betray the monstrous marks of the affective and intellectual contradictions he seeks to produce in his readers.

In the s, Georges Bataille proclaimed a ferociously religioussensibility characterized by simultaneous ecstasy and horror. Ecce Monstrum investigates the content and implications of this religious sensibility by examining Bataille’s insistent linking of monstrosity and the sacred. Contact Contact Us Help.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form. Ecce Monstrum examines this monstrous mode of reading and writing through investigations of Bataille’s sacrificialinterpretations of Kojve’s Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche; his contentious relationship with Simone Weil and its implications for his mystical and writing practices; his fraught affiliation with surrealist Andr Breton and his attempt to displace surrealism with hyperchristianity; and his peculiar relations to artist Hans Bellmer, whose work evokes Bataille’s religious sensibility.

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With its wide-ranging analyses, this book offers insights of interest to scholars of religion, philosophers, art historians, and monstrkm of French intellectual history and early modernism.

Hans Bellmer, Bataille, and the Art of Monstrosity pp. The Provocations of Friendship pp.