Prolegomena to the History of the Eye Cover Image
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Prolegomena do historii oka
Prolegomena to the History of the Eye

Author(s): Tomasz Swoboda
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: anthropology; eye; death of the image

Summary/Abstract: A proposal to consider the significance of the motif of the eye in the works of Bataille and writers from his circle. The recognised characteristic features of the motif include its association with the sacrum and amaterialistic treatment of the organ of sight. The eye is inscribed also into the topos of the inexpressible and the erotic discourse of the author of Madame Edwarda. In all instances, the source of the „percepts” proved to be aborderline sense, proof of transforma- tions in contemporary philosophy and aesthetics.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 71-83
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish
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