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Georges Bataille (1897–1962)

Bataille's difficult childhood (his father blind and paralyzed, died when Georges was a teen; his mother attempted suicide) fuels his last novel, Ma mère, discovered after Georges Bataille's death. In the novel, a pious Catholic boy, planning to become a priest to spite his controlling, atheist father, reveres his free-willed mother. When the ... See full bio »


(age 64) in Paris, France

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Ma mère
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 2011 La nuit obscure (Short) (story "Le Mort")
 2006 Four Short Films (Video documentary) (quotes)
 2006 The Wars (Short)
 2004 Ma mère (novel)
 2000 Origins of the 21st Century (Short documentary) (quotes)
 1998 Island, Alicia (story "The Dead Man" - uncredited)
 1993 Dirty (Short) (novella)
 1987 The Deadman (Short) (story "Le Mort")
 1974 Simona (novel)
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 1936 A Day in the Country (Short)
Seminarian (uncredited)

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Björk has been quoted as saying that Bataille was a major inspiration for her. The broken eggs featured heavily in her Venus as a Boy music video are a homage to the theme of eggs in Story of the Eye.

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