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Georges Bataille (1897–1962) was an essayist, philosophical theorist and novelist, often called the ‘metaphysician of evil’, interested in sex, death, degradation and the power and potential of the obscene. His most famous work is the highly-charged erotic novella, The Story of the Eye. Michel Leiris (1901–1990) was a novelist, poet, art-critic and anthropologist, particularly interested in the cultures of Africa, the Carribean and Central America. His best known writings include Manhood, The Rules of the Game and Phantom Africa.
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Bataille, Georges, -- 1897-1962 -- Correspondence.
Leiris, Michel, -- 1901-1990 -- Correspondence.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Correspondence.