Hanif Kureishi: Eroticism by George Bataille

This month’s book has been chosen by Hanif Kureishi.

“The human spirit is prey to the most astounding impulses,” announces George Bataille at the opening of his fascinating book. “Man goes constantly in fear of himself.” With an excellent introduction by scholar Colin McCabe, Bataille writes about the most important things: eroticism, sensuality, taboo and religion.

Hanif Kureishi is a British playwright who began writing for the stage as young as 18. His play My Beautiful Laundrette was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay in 1985. His most recent film, Le Week-End, is out now.


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