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In he founded the journal Critique, which published the early work of some of his contemporaries in French intellectual life, including Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida. Such a film gives the lie to them peremptorily despite its weaknesses, since what saves it is not so much a visual image here or there as the role-played by the voices in it.

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Encyclopaedia Acephalica: Comprising the Critical Dictionary & Related Texts by Georges Bataille

In emcyclopaedia places, the souls of the dead pursue isolated country-dwellers, assuming the wretched aspect of decomposing corpse and if, in the cannibal isles of the South Seas, they go after the living, it is for food. The festival lasts all day, and even extends into the night. This, I suppose, is the precise reason murderers are so popular: University of Sydney Library.

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