The Collected Writings
Translated by Jeanine Herman

Laure (1903-1938) was a revolutionary poet, masochist Catholic rich girl, and world traveler. Toward the end of her life she became the lover of French writer Georges Bataille. Her writings and her real life story were remarkable in their violence and intensity, and her relationships with Bataille and Michel Leiris clearly influenced their works.

This complete collection of writings published for the first time in English includes "Story of a Little Girl," about the Catholic priest who sexually molested her sister; "The Sacred," a collection of poems and fragments on mysticism and eroticism; notes on her association with contr-attaque and acephale, and her involvement with the Spanish civil war and the early years of the Soviet Union; a compendium of correspondence with her beloved sister-in-law and tortured love letters to Bataille; and an essay by Bataille about Laure's death of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-five.

Title Laure
Subtitle The Collected Writings
Translated by Jeanine Herman
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 February 1995
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 314 p.
ISBN-10 0872862933
ISBN-13 9780872862937
Publication Date 01 February 1995
Main content page count 314
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95

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