Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille

September 10, 1897 – July 09, 1962

Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille (ʒɔʁʒ batɑj; 10 September 1897 – 9 July 1962) was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, philosophy, anthropology, economics, sociology and history of art. His writing, which included essays, novels, and poetry, explored such subjects as eroticism, mysticism, surrealism, and transgression. His work would prove influential on subsequent schools of philosophy and social theory, including poststructuralism.