By Dennis Hollier
During the last 30 years the writings of Georges Bataille have had a profound impact on French highbrow suggestion, informing the paintings of Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes, between others. opposed to structure bargains the 1st critical interpretation of this demanding philosopher, spelling out the profoundly unique and radical nature of Bataille's paintings.
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Thus Leiris introduced the glosses published in La Revolution surrealiste. " 16 2. Chronologically the second of these fake dictionaries, these an tidictionaries, is the "Dictionnaire critique," which would appear reg ularly starting with Documents, no. 2, and which was compiled by contributors to this review. This time there is another style of subver sion of lexical order; no longer rejecting (as in Leiris's Glossaire) the fundamental distribution of language between signifier and signified, but discerning behind the meaning, and sometimes independent of the meaning, what ')ob" words do.
14 Hegel's newly discovered origin, which he substitutes for the 13 The Symbol temple (guilty of subordination to a religious purpose) follows no less, however, the dictates of this same religious purpose. That the main factor in the definition of the tower is not this religious purpose, which it was for the temple, but the fact that it is used as a meeting place, in no way changes the indecisiveness about what is accom plished by this retreat, since Hegel had already defined the temple itself as "an enclosure for the god and his community," 1 5 that is, as a meeting place for peoples.
Bataille uses the term "besogne" (job, work with a notion of drudgery) in the article "Informe;' where he clarifies the project governing this dictionary. The job: lexical units 29 On Bataille wrested from the symbolic code, joined to extralinguistic practices, charged with a libidinal intensity referring not to a process of repre sentation or communication, but to a productivity in which the word functions as a center of energy, a productivity in which the word is not defined by what it means (its "sense") but by what it does, by the effects it induces (its '1ob") .