From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The state of exceeding or going beyond limits, beyond what is normal or usual. Related terms include eccentricity, extravagance and transgression. Georges Bataille, in works such as The Accursed Share, was a leading theorist on excess.
- Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 (1985)- Georges Bataille
- Gamiani, ou Une Nuit d'Excès (1833) - Alfred de Musset