Guilty by Georges Bataille
Guilty is a searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship. It takes the form of a diary, recording the earliest days of World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, but this is no ordinary day book: it records the authorʹs journey through a war-torn world without transcendence. Batailleʹs spiritual journey is also an intellectual one, a trip with Hegel, Kierkegaard, Blake, Baudelaire, and Nietzsche as his companions. And it is a school of the flesh wherein eroticism and mysticism are fused in a passionate search for pure immanence. Translated by Bruce Boone.
Published by The Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1998, 160 pages, 9 1/2 in. x 6 1/4 in.