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LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Story of the Eye
By Georges Bataille

An essay by A.R. Roughley on the subject of surveillance and its relationship to narration in this novel, with reference to Barthes, Derrida, Hegel and Kristeva.
In this essay Elizabeth Mosimann questions notions of the rational and considers some of the transgressive aspects of Bataille's text.