In short i had to try in vain to make clear the notion ofa general economy in which the expenditure the consumption of wealth rather than production was the primary object my dif ficulty increased if i was asked the books title the accursed share it might be intriguing but it wasnt informative yet i should have. The accursed share an essay on general economy french la part maudite is a book about political economy by the french intellectual georges bataillewritten between 1946 and 1949 and collected in volume seven of batailles complete works it comprises three volumes consumption the history of eroticism and sovereignty. In the accursed share georges bataille proposes an unorthodox perspective of economics where the consumption waste of wealth rather than its production is the primary object he calls this perspective the general economy for bataille all economies are simply terrestrial activities that correspond to the larger cosmic stimulus of the sun the origin and essence of our wealth are given in . The accursed share an essay on general economy vol 1 consumption most anglo american readers know bataille as a novelist the accursed share provides an excellent introduction to bataille the philosopher. Get this from a library the accursed share an essay on general economy vol 1 consumption georges bataille
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