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Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was an essayist, philosophical theorist and novelist. Often called the 'metaphysician of evil,' Bataille was interested in sex, death, degradation and the power and potential of the obscene. His most famous works include The Story of the Eye (1928), Blue of Noon (1945), and The Abbot C. (1950).

Michel Leiris(1901-90) was a writer and anthropologist, born in Paris, France.  Hi works include Simulacra (1925), Extreme Evil (1943), and Aurora (1946).

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