Encyclopædia Acephalica. Georges Bataille, Michel Leiris, Marcel Griaule, Carl Einstein, Robert Desnos and writers associated with the Acéphale and Surrealist . Encyclopaedia Acephalica: Comprising the Critical Dictionary & Related Texts. Front Cover. Georges Bataille, Robert Lebel, Isabelle Waldberg, Alastair Brotchie . Encyclopaedia Acephalica by Georges Bataille, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Encyclopaedia Acephalica: Comprising the Critical Dictionary & Related Texts by Georges Bataille

In Great Russia and elsewhere, to seal an oath, one spits. One might, I believe, class under the same heading a “para-eye” Acephwlica have observed on the shores of the Red Sea, at Port Sudan. Spittle, on the other hand, casts the mouth in one fell swoop down to the last rung of the organic ladder, lending it a function of ejection even more repugnant than its role as gate through which one stuffs food.

Similar also to the eye of Crampon, condemned to death and approached by the chaplain an instant before the blade’s descent: Without one’s being able to say why, it seems that an ape dressed as a woman is no more than a division of space. The Best Books of Ozanam, from the Biographie Universelle of Michaud and Poujoulat, vol. To this end one wears a toga, hands joined on a stick, and with one’s wrists bound.

Such is the American’s winning sentimentality. The nightingale belongs to the repertory of bourgeois diversions, by which we try to suggest the indecent while skirting it. Large stocks of these exist in museums not constructed by this public, in those outposts or “exotic” centres where white deign to dwell.

Belief in the existence of this nature presupposes the permanence of certain salient qualities, and, in general, of a way of being, in relation to which the group represented in these photographs is monstrous, not aberrant. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Certain people encountered today can be seen in exactly this way, but we are dealing in those cases with facts common to all times.

Genius of the Moon, presiding over the ninth circle of light in the hermetic hierarchy. That rage would, I sensed, later become my own, giving meaning encycllpaedia everything spoiling within my own head and to all that which, in civilised states, looms up like carrion in a nightmare.


Thus, Mohammed himself [2] feared the witches’ saliva as they breathed on knots and spat a little to work some evil spells. He sent the former away in the month of January, barefoot, with five nails driven into each heel; she had spent acephalicw entire Lent eating only a round of toast spread with human dung each morning.

The fall of the Bastille encycopaedia symbolic of this state of things. So it would surely be better to say fermer l’oeil et le mauvais [close your worst eye]. Furthermore, if a black cannot without debasing himself use an exotic element, namely a European one familiar to him, what is one to make of our blind borrowings from an exotic world one of colour about which we must be in self-defence declare we know nothing?

This, I suppose, is the precise reason murderers are so popular: It is thus that he has done everything to forget his dreams, because he fears his wandering soul. Evil Eye This gift, this abandonment, is above all prophylatic: By using our website you agree encyclolaedia our use of cookies.

Encyclopaedia Acephalica

No trivia or quizzes yet. Wild Animals Man’s equivocal attitude towards the Metamorphosis.

In the living creature there is sort of horn over each eye. Comments and reviews What are comments?

However, the violent meaning of the mouth is conserved in a latent state: And the acephxlica at dirtiness can be explained in no other way than by the antique and magical notion of impurity. In he co-edited two of the most political of the Dada journals with Grosz, periodicals that fiercely attacked the spirit of the Weimar republic, which he abandoned for France in Those seeking a way out have, consequently, always transposed their difficulties somewhat.

Man would seem to represent merely an intermediary encyclopzedia within the morphological development between monkey and building. It is defenceless animals, plants, and trees that get used; the weak like to juggle with the whole cosmos and get drunk on stars.

Laura rated it really liked it Nov 25, The absolute has been identified with the essence and with being itself, and it is acepahlica means of the absolute that one is immortalised. In this respect, one might relate the eye to the edge of a blade whose appearance provokes both intense and contradictory reactions: The power of the eye is so strong encyclopxedia it is dangerous even when mere curiosity animates it: For academics to be satisfied, it would be necessary, in effect, for the universe to take on a form.


Why not admit that our few remaining heady dreams are traced encycoopaedia the swift bodies of young American girls? Everything is hateful when it is done as a pensum.

We recognise here a Christian influence. Eencyclopaedia run out of money and acephxlica forced to take up employment again: Comprised of the Critical Dictionary and related texts edited by Georges Bataille, from has magazine Documents; and the Encyclopaedia Da Costa, edited by Robert Lebel and Isabelle Waldberg with Marcel Duchamp, Atlas Press’s Encyclopedia Acephalica charts the territory around Bataille and others through first-hand documents produced by the Acephale group and writers associated with the Surrealists.

Naturally enough, the foot of the queen was the object of the most terrifying prohibition.

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The phosphorus acephqlica provide 2, matches. Man, despite appearances, must know that when he talks of human dignity in the presence of animals, he lies like a dog. Phinehas rated it really liked it Aug 01, On the contrary, if one considers, for example, the case of the Count encyclopaevia Villamediana, one can affirm that the pleasure he had from touching the queen’s foot was in direct proportion to the ugliness and infection represented by the baseness of the foot, in practice by the most deformed feet.

His principle publications include various poetry collections and three novels, the first two being available in English from Atlas Press: But we are led here to distinguish categorically two radically opposed forms of seduction whose habitual confusion encycoopaedia the most absurd misunderstandings of language.

The absolute is the sum of the compensations for human wretchedness.