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    The accursed share: Bataille as historical thinker.Ben Dorfman - 2002 - Critical Horizons 3 (1):37-71.
    This essay addresses Georges Bataille as a historical thinker by concentrating on The Accursed Share (three volumes, 1949-54), the text Bataille took as his masterwork. An amalgam of cultural criticism, anthropological and sociological research, The Accursed Share reveals Bataille's temporalised vision of his four central ideas, excess, expenditure, sovereignty and transgression. Grappling with this vision is key for understanding Bataille's oeuvre as a whole because it brings the entirety of his assessments of Western and world culture under its heading.The aim (...)
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    The Event of Postcolonial Shame.Ben Dorfman - 2014 - The European Legacy 19 (3):390-391.
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