The Impossible
The Impossible
A Story of Rats followed by Dianus and by The Oresteia
Translated by Robert Hurley


In a philosophical erotic narrative, an essay on poetry, and in poems Georges Bataille pursues his guiding concept, the impossible. The narrator engages in a journey, one reminiscent of the Grail quest; failing, he experiences truth. He describes a movement toward a disappearing object, the same elusive object that moved Theresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena to ecstasy.

Title The Impossible
Subtitle A Story of Rats followed by Dianus and by The Oresteia
Translated by Robert Hurley
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 December 1991
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 144 p.
ISBN-10 0872862623
ISBN-13 9780872862623
Publication Date 01 December 1991
Main content page count 144
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95
 


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