Bataille was well-known to his intellectual contemporaries in the surrealist and leftist avant-garde in France during the 1920s and 30s, but his importance stems from the attention given him by the following generation of French writers, notably Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva and Baudrillard, many of whom he “discovered” and first published in his journal Critique.. This recognition accompanied and built upon the notoriety which followed the republication under Bataille’s name of his erotic novels which had originally been published pseudonymously. Bataillle’s works are often hard to categorize, comprising short récits,sc&…

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Hegarty, Paul. "Georges Bataille". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 April 2005
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