Story of the Eye
Story of the Eye
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel





"Bataille's works... indicated the aesthetic possibilities of pornography as an art form: Story of the Eye being the most accomplished artistically of all pornographic prose I've read." - Susan Sontag

Jean Paul Sarte
"Bataille denudes himself, exposes himself, his exhibitionism aims at destroying all literature. He has a holocaust of words. Bataille speaks about a man's condition, not his nature. His tone recalls the scornful aggressiveness of the surrealist. Bataille has survived the death of God. In him, reality is conflict." - Jean Paul Sarte