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Author:
Allan Stoekl
ISBN13:
978-0816648184
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0816648182
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Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (October 8, 2007)
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Humanities
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In Bataille’s Peak, Allan Stoekl demonstrates how a close reading of Georges Bataille can help us rethink not only energy and consumption but also such related. 3 Bataille’s Religion The Counter-Book and the Death of God. (pp. 62). The right hand does not always know what the left is doing: generosity in Bataille’s universe never can be pure; the gift-of energy, of time, of life itself-is squandered within a grid of opposition, within a social matrix.

Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability. 2007 Bataille’s Peak remains among the most significant books about Bataille to have been published in recent years. Author: Allan Stoekl. In Bataille’s Peak, Allan Stoekl demonstrates how a close reading of Georges Bataille can help us rethink not only energy and consumption but also such related topics as the city, eroticism, and religion. The challenge of living in the twenty-first century, Stoekl argues, will be to comprehend the inevitable shift from a civilization founded on waste to one based on Bataillean expenditure. Bataille’s Peak remains among the most significant books about Bataille to have been published in recent years.

In Bataille’s Peak, Allan Stoekl demonstrates how a close reading of Bataille-in the wake of Giordano Bruno and the Marquis de Sade- can help us rethink not only energy and consumption, but also such related topics as the city, the body, eroticism, and religion. Through these cases, Stoekl identifies the differences between waste, which Bataille condemned, and expenditure, which he celebrated

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This book stretched my thinking. It addresses the core issue of our time, at a profound level that I have not seen discussed elsewhere

Allan Stoekl is professor of French and comparative literature at Penn State University. He is the author of Agonies of the Intellectual: Commitment, Subjectivity, and the Performative in the Twentieth-Century French Tradition and translator of Bataille’s Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927–1939 (Minnesota, 1985). This book stretched my thinking. It addresses the core issue of our time, at a profound level that I have not seen discussed elsewhere. It's not an easy read - one is confronted with Kojeve and Blanchot and all those difficult writers.

Allan Stoekl - Bataille's Peak - Ebook download as PDF File . df), Text File . xt) or read book online. Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability. University of minnesota press minneapolis london. The University of Minnesota Press gratefully acknowledges the nancial assistance provided by the Penn State French Department for the publication of this book.

As the price of oil climbs toward $100 a barrel, our impending post-fossil fuel future appears to offer two alternatives: a bleak existence defined by scarcity and sacrifice or one in which humanity places its faith in technological solutions with unforeseen consequences. Are there other ways to imagine life in an era that will be characterized by resource depletion?

The French intellectual Georges Bataille saw energy as the basis of all human activity—the essence of the human—and he envisioned a society that, instead of renouncing profligate spending, would embrace a more radical type of energy expenditure: la dépense, or “spending without return.” In Bataille’s Peak, Allan Stoekl demonstrates how a close reading of Bataille—in the wake of Giordano Bruno and the Marquis de Sade— can help us rethink not only energy and consumption, but also such related topics as the city, the body, eroticism, and religion. Through these cases, Stoekl identifies the differences between waste, which Bataille condemned, and expenditure, which he celebrated.

The challenge of living in the twenty-first century, Stoekl argues, will be to comprehend—without recourse to austerity and self-denial—the inevitable and necessary shift from a civilization founded on waste to one based on Bataillean expenditure.

Allan Stoekl is professor of French and comparative literature at Penn State University. He is the author of Agonies of the Intellectual: Commitment, Subjectivity, and the Performative in the Twentieth-Century French Tradition and translator of Bataille’s Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927–1939 (Minnesota, 1985).