Guilty (Bataille book)  

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"Blameless, shameless. The more desperate the eroticism, the more hopelessly women show off their heavy breasts, opening their mouths and screaming out, the greater the attraction. In contrast, a promise of light awaits at the limits of the mystical outlook. I find this unbearable and soon returned to insolence and erotic vomit - which doesn't respect anybody or anything. How sweet to enter filthy night and proudly wrap myself in it. The whore I went with was as uncomplicated as a child and she hardly talked. There was another one, who came crashing down from a tabletop - sweet, shy, heartbreakingly tender, as I watched her with drunken, unfeeling eyes."

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The Guilty (1944, French: Le Coupable) is a book by Georges Bataille first published in by Gallimard. It is part of the Summa Atheologica. It was translated into English by Bruce Boone and published by The Lapis Press in 1988.





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