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Paperback The Accursed Share, Volume I Book

ISBN: 0942299116

ISBN13: 9780942299113

The Accursed Share, Volume I

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From the acclaimed French philosopher, intellectual, and novelist, a brilliant account of the social and economic costs of civilization

In this important work, Georges Bataille uses his novel economic theory as the basis for an incisive inquiry into the very nature of civilization. He introduces here his concept of the accursed share, the surplus energy that any system, natural or cultural, must expend; it is this expenditure,...

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