Biography of Georges Bataille
Georges Baille was a librarian at Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris; however, he was a man of many interests. Philosophy, economics, erotism, and poetry all helped form Bataille's philosophy on civil society.
Bataille was born on September 10, 1897 and was raised by a suicidal mother and a blind father. His ideas and philosophy, however, did not differentiate from other mid-20th century philosophers. His ideas helped pave way for contemporary theory.
In 1935 Bataille, along with Breton and Roger Callois, established an anti-Fascist group named Contre-Attaque. And in 1936 helped form The College of Sociology.
Bataille was the founder of several journals and litearary groups, including a secret society. According to legend, each member of the secret society agreed to sacrifice a victim during their inauguration. However, no one agreed to be the executioner and the group was disbanned before World War II.
In 1955, he was diagnosed with cerebral arteriosclerosis. Georges Bataille died on July 8th, 1962 in Paris, France.
Bataille's famous novels include My Mother, The Impossible, and Blue of Noon.
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