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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 20, May 14, 2006, Article 10

INFORMATION ON GEORGES BATAILLE SOUGHT

An item published in The Guardian May 11 discusses a new exhibit
about a short-lived magazine published by Georges Bataille.  It
caught my eye because of the mention of Bataille's "day job" in
numismatics:

"Documents' purported academicism was its disguise, just as its
editor, by day a numismatist at the Cabinet des Médailles in the
Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, was far more than a mere
cataloguer of coins and medals. If Bataille is known today to a
general audience, it is as a pornographer, the author of The Story
of the Eye, the novel he pseudonymously published in 1928."

"Bataille was a strange, difficult thinker, a dissident and a
transgressor. And Documents, the small magazine he edited in 1929
and 1930, which ran for only 15 issues, was stranger still.
Documents seems an unlikely subject for a major exhibition. But
if the magazine was influential at the time it was published, it
is perhaps even more so now."

Can anyone tell us more about Georges Bataille?  
Did he publish any numismatic works?

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

To read a related article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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