Acid Horizon

Bataille: Nietzsche or Communism? An Interview with Stuart Kendall

May 21, 2022 Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
Bataille: Nietzsche or Communism? An Interview with Stuart Kendall
Show Notes

Members and friends of Acid Horizon meet with Stuart Kendall to discuss the work of 20th century writer Georges Bataille. Bataille is a unique figure in French thought whose work spans various milieus from literature to politics. As an opponent of fascism, liberalism, and the real-existing communism of his day, he and his associates endeavored to found a new politics which drew together disparate threads from French anthropology, mythological studies, and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. The discussion with Kendall centers upon Bataille’s use of Nietzsche as a primary theoretical mediator.  Kendall also details Bataille’s relationship with Albert Camus and ventures some possible applications of Bataille’s thought amidst current political crises.

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