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2013 | 2 | 1 | 37-48
Article title

Madame Edwarda By Georges Bataille: Being in Common Immoderation / Madame Edwarda De Georges Bataille: L’Être En Commune Démesure

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Abstracts
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This article aims to clarify the notion of community such as it is perceived by the singularly modern outlook of Georges Bataille, especially in it’s illustration in his story Madame Edwarda. The absence or loss of community seems to represent the very condition of its existence. The lovers in MadameEdwarda simultaneously illustrate the birth as well as the death of such an unusual kind of community. While offering one’s self to the other in a sacrificial attempt to surpass oneself, each of them conveys to the other a sense of shared immoderation, and goes exceptionally beyond the completeness of a homogeneous enclosure in and on oneself. However, at the very moment when it seems to succeed, community is lost, and the being returns to its initial loneliness, which seems to have never been surpassed.
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Volume
2
Issue
1
Pages
37-48
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Dates
published
2013-01-01
online
2013-01-30
Contributors
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  • L’Institut Supérieur des Études Appliquées en Humanités de Gafsa Université de Gafsa, Tunisia, wafaghorbel@hotmail.com
References
  • Bataille, G., L’Alleluiah, OEuvres complètes V : La Somme athéologique 1. Paris: Gallimard, 1973.
  • Bataille, G., “À prendre ou à laisser.” OEuvres complètes XI : Articles 1, 1944-1949. Paris: Gallimard, 1988.
  • Bataille, G., La Littérature et le mal, OEuvres complètes IX. Paris: Gallimard, 1979.
  • Bataille, G., Madame Edwarda, OEuvres complètes III, OEuvres littéraires. Paris: Gallimard, 1971.
  • Bataille, G., Méthode de méditation, OEuvres complètes : La Somme athéologique 1. Paris: Gallimard, 1973.
  • Blanchot, M., La Communauté inavouable. Paris: Minuit, 1983.
  • Nancy, J.-L., La Communauté désoeuvrée. Paris: Christian Bourgeois éditeur, 1986, réédition 2004.
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Publication order reference
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10317-012-0013-2
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