Georges Bataille on Love

by Florence Sunnen

“Love is so excessive a feeling that I prop my head up in my hands. Arising from the passions, this realm of dreams isn’t fundamentally a domain of lies. In the end the face is dispersed. In the place where the fabric of things rips open – in the lacerating rip – nothing remains but a person introduced into the fabric’s texture.”


Georges Bataille – The Bataille Reader. Ed. Fred Botting and Scott Wilson