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Lengthy well-known in France as a imperative determine in French cultural concept, the variety and importance of Batille's rules at the moment are being grasped within the English talking international. His impact on Derrida, Foucault, Kristeva and Baudrillard is now extra in actual fact understood and Bataille has emerged as a front-rank cultural theorist who posed questions and paradoxes that have been terribly prescient.
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Through a succession of acts - against Law, Nature, other people, the self - this apathy will be achieved - but it is never finished, as it is 'a permanent state of perpetual movement' (34), with no positive outcome. For Klossowski, sadism can never be realized, can never know 24 Georges Bataille completion, as it is always against (18-19), and therefore does not establish what used to be wrong or criminal as a new law. Sade shares with Hegel the notion of overcoming, although in the former's case it is a pure overcoming of even the self.
Loss of the subject in writing is part of this. 6. F. de Sade', 97; OC II, 61), where he writes that' [religion] betrays the needs that it was not only supposed to regulate, but satisfy'. 7. Although this book exists in English, it has been heavily edited, and is missing most of the points to which I refer to here. The page numbers refer to the French text Introduction a la lecture de Hegel. 8. ). 9. Adorno is one writer, who whilst recovering Hegel from under the mound of Marxist faint praise, still adheres to this concept that Hegel's system is one because he is systematic (see Hegel: Three Studies, 27-40,146-7).
So at every stage, the acting against is part of acting positively - as in the creation of God, Nature, humanity. Klossowski's powerful reading of Sade is a more overt version of Bataille's use of Sade (Bataille refers extensively to Klossowski in Literature and Evil), but seems to miss a final dimension, one that will be seen to tie in with Bataille's notion of the general economy. Klossowski almost entirely neglects accumulation as a process (even though 'quantity' is the way to apathy: Sade My Neighbour, 34), in favour of a more profound dialectic.