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Wednesday 17 October 2012

Words on Wednesday: Interview with Georges Bataille

"Writing is the opposite of working... that the right thing to do in life [is] to devote [oneself] to commercial activities, and if you did something else, you were doing something evil."

Georges Bataille discusses the key concept in his book 'Literature and Evil' in a TV interview from 1958. Interviewer: Pierre Dumayet. Translation: hvolsvellir