Book Reviews of Story of the Eye

Story of the Eye
Story of the Eye
Author: Georges Bataille
ISBN-13: 9780872862098
ISBN-10: 0872862097
Publication Date: 9/1987
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Do not read this book if you are faint of heart. I am not kidding with you. This book is darkly fascinating, and was written for a very specific purpose.
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Story of the Eye (French: Histoire de l'oeil) is a novella written by Georges Bataille and published in 1928 that details the increasingly bizarre sexual perversions of a pair of teenage lovers. It is narrated by the young man looking back on his exploits. A classic of pornographic literature, Story of the Eye finds parallels in de Sade and Nietzsche and in the investigations of contemporary psychology; it also forecasts Bataille's own theories of ecstasy, death and transgressions which he developed in later work.

I really didn't know what I was getting into when I started reading this one. It is to say the least shocking, disgusting, and not for the faint of heart or easily offended. Some of this was very difficult to get through, but I could see why this is considered a milestone in this genre.

Warning: Story of the Eye is graphically sexual, and is only for adults who are not easily offended.
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I read some pretty hard core stuff, but this was just nasty for the sake of being nasty.
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I did not really care for this book. It is surrealism that is nothing but erotic. I think it was written for it's shock value and just shows how sick some people can be.