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Le corps vivant comme monnaie
Variation sur une utopie de Pierre Klossowski en dialogue avec La Part maudite et avec La notion de dépense de Georges Bataille

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: La Part maudite de Georges Bataille. La dépense et l’excès
  • Author: Castanet (Hervé)
  • Abstract: In The Notion of Expenditure (1947), Bataille introduce a new economy based on loss, as opposed to “the economic principle of balanced accounts […], the only rationale in the narrow sense of the word”. Bataille’s thesis is thus partial : it attempts to bring loss into the heart of economy. Pierre Klossowski, however, in his novel The Living Currency (1970), considers that economy and its rational principles are founded on the superstructures of production, conservation and consumption.
  • Pages: 147 to 160
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 124
  • Subcollection: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, n° 19

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3831-8
  • ISSN: 2261-1851
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3831-8.p.0147
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Online parution: 09-18-2015
  • Language: French
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