linebaugh

Well-known member
The main one's Story of the Eye, isn't it? And that collected one, Visions of Excess. You're on about The Solar Anus.
i wanna read that main bataille book at some point, the one about the sun
Ive read a bit of erotism (which I thought was the main one) and liked it and plan to return. Pretty readable too. Though I never got past the point where he's just reiterating his thesis that all sex is taboo as it means a letting down of your every day defense mechanisms that protect from physical danger and this is the ultimate connection between sex and death, which I think is agreeable but let's move on
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
On my return from the beach a minute ago I discovered I had recently received this book; instead of ringing the doorbell when delivering it, it seems the postie left for me to find when I opened my box, jammed heedlessly through a slit that is way too small to accommodate its girth...

I was amazed to see it cos I don't even know how it was possible for someone without the key to get it in. Still, seems relatively unscathed and, if the blurb is to be believed, it ought to slide much more easily into this thread.

In France, Alain Robbe-Grillet's final novel was sold in shrink-wrap, labeled with a sticker warning readers that this perverse fairy tale might offend certain sensibilities. It tells the story of Gigi, also known as Djinn, who is being schooled by her father to be a perfect slave and mistress. Running the gamut of unacceptable subject matter from incest to torture, this book abounds with vignettes that explore taboos and their representation in fiction, from the Brothers Grimm to the Marquis de Sade. It is titillating and disgusting, the work of a dirty old man or brilliant agent provocateur -- or both
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
At a restaurant for lunch today, the first course was toasted sourdough with some sort of curd cheese and also a whole roasted head of garlic, the idea being to squeeze the gooey garlic flesh out of the bulb and onto the toast, which it did in a quite satisfyingly disgusting way, like popping an inhumanity vast zit.

Anyway, it was pretty delicious but I definitely felt like an honorary French after eating it all.
 

Leo

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My mother was exceedingly polite, the only disparaging thing I ever heard her say about someone was regarding an aunt: "You can't trust her. She's French, you know what they're like".

I was a kid at the time and didn't think much of it, but in retrospect it's hilarious that this would be the target of her only known character assassination.
 

Leo

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in my 20s, during my first visit to Paris, I bought this 7"


French rock'n roll, hahaha
 

jenks

thread death
My love of all things French goes back to a trip in first year where we managed to get bangers out a vending machine using 10ps (I think) rather than francs. There was a van which sold us 12 yr olds cans of beer. It was only a short step from there to the novels of Flaubert, Proust and Huysmanns accompanied by Calvados and heavy red wine.
 

WashYourHands

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Calvados is very moreish, been in a few retched states from the apple power

Brittany you get cider too, destroyer of worlds. Wake up to talisman jambon beurre crumbs, crippling hangover jittery as fuck. Worth it at the time

If things ever get too heavy, calvados would be the drink to do thurs-tues coke and booze psychosis. Get a selection in, bit of planning. Go full tasmanian devil

Mmmmm. Brandy thirst
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
My love of all things French goes back to a trip in first year where we managed to get bangers out a vending machine using 10ps (I think) rather than francs. There was a van which sold us 12 yr olds cans of beer. It was only a short step from there to the novels of Flaubert, Proust and Huysmanns accompanied by Calvados and heavy red wine.
Yes! You just triggered an ancient memory of fire-crackers purchased on school trips to France. Great times.
 

catalog

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Excellent quote in a later chapter but for some reason la bas went a bit downhill generally. Finished it today

The heart, which is supposed to be the noble part of man, has the same form as the penis, which is the so-called ignoble part of man. There's symbolism in that similarity, because every love which is of the heart soon extends to the organ resembling it. The human imagination, the moment it tries to create artificially animated beings, involuntarily reproduces in them the movements of animals propagating. Look at the machines, the action of the piston and the cylinder; Romeos of steel and Juliets of cast iron. Nor do the loftier expressions of the human intellect get away from the advance and withdrawal copied by the machines. One must bow to nature's law if one is neither impotent nor a saint.
 
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