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Latest George Bataille Stories

2007-03-31 03:00:09

By Rohman, Carrie This essay suggests that West's story exposes forms of racialized and gendered mastery that are coded as a failed attempt to eliminate and transcend animality. The exposure is read as a sophisticated commentary on species anxiety in modernist literature, a rhetorical problem that is still critically under-thought. Modernist critics in the last decade have recuperated the work of Rebecca West, a British writer noted for her construction of "female epics" and feminist...