George Bataille: Short Biography, Dates And History

George Bataille, novelist and philosopher, was bornin Billon, Puy-de-Dome in France. His father was blind, and his mother suffered from mental illness.

BIOGRAPHY

George Bataille, novelist and philosopher, was bornin Billon, Puy-de-Dome in France. His father was blind, and his mother suffered from mental illness. He served in the French Army during World War I. He studied to become a priest at the seminary at Saint-Fleur. After a few years serving a congregation, he studied at the Ecole des Chartres in Paris and then at the School of Advanced Hispanic Studies in Madrid. He worked as librarian and a deputy keeper at Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, but he resigned in 1944 because of tuberculosis.

Bataille published his first work, HISTOIRE DE L'OEIL (THE STORY OF THE EYE), when he was 31. He also published under the pseudonyms Lord Auch, Pierre Angelique ,and Louis Trente.

George Batailled died in Paris, France in 1962.

CHRONOLOGY

1897 He was born in Billon, Puy-de-Dome in France.

1915 His father died.

1916 He joined the French Army.

1918 He entered the Ecole des Chartres in Paris.

1922 He received a fellowship at the School of Advanced Hispanic Studies in Madrid.; He became a librarian and deputy keeper at the Bibliotheque Nationale.



1928 HISTOIRE DE L'OEIL (THE STORY OF THE EYE)

1931 L'ANUS SOLAIRE

1935 He cofounded the anti-Fascist group Contre-Attaque.

1936 SACRIFICES

1937 MADAME EDWARDS

1939 He cofounded the College de Sociologie.

1943 L'EXPERIENCE INTERIEURE (THE INNER EXPERIENCE)

1944 LE COUPABLE (THE GUILTY); He resigned his post at the Bibliotheque Nationale.

1945 DIRTY; LE BLEU DU CIEL (BLUE OF NOON); SUR NIETSCHE (ON NIETZSCHE; L'ORESTIE

1946 He married Diane de Beauharnais.

1947 DIANUS; L'ALLELUIAH; LA HAINE DE LA POESIE; LA PART MUDITE (THE ACCURSED SHARE)

1948 HISTOIRE DES RATS: THEORIE DE LA RELIGION (THEORY OF RELIGION)

1949 EPONINE

1950 L'ABBE C

1954 SOMME ATHEOLOGIQUE I-II

1955 LASCAUX, OU, LA NAISSANCE DE L'ART; MANET

1957 L'EROTISME OU LA MUSE EN QUESTION DE L'ETRE (DEATH AND SENSUALITY); LA LITTERATURE ET LA MAL (LITERATURE AND EVIL)

1961 LES LARMES D'EROS (THE TEARS OF EROS)

1962 L'IMPOSSIBLE (THE IMPOSSIBLE); He died in Paris, France. (July 8)

1963 LE PETIT

1965 GILLES DE RAIS (THE TRIAL OF GILLES DE RAIS)

1966 MA MERE (MY MOTHER)

1967 LA NOTION DE DEPENSE; LE MORT; LA PRATIQUE DE LA JOIE AVANT LA MORT; L'ARCHANGELIQUE

1968 DOCUMENTS

1970 OEVRES COMPLETES, 1970-88, 12 vols.

1979 LE COLLEGE DE SOCIOLOGIE (1937-1939)

1985 VISIONS OF EXCESS

1993 LA DICTIONNAIRE CRITIQUE

1994 THE ABSENCE OF MYTH

1998 COLLECTED POETRY

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