No. 1, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (January 2008)

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Table of contents

01.   Sade, Letter to Madame de Sade (November 1783)

02.   Hölderlin, Tod des Empedokles (1800)

03.   Blake, Nobodaddy (c. 1800-1810)

04.   Goya, Saturno que devora a sus niños (1820-23)

05.   Nerval, Letter to Victor Loubens (1841)

06.   Baudelaire, Fusées (c. 1857)

07.   Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror (1869)

08.   Rimbaud, Mémoire (1872)

09.   Van Gogh, Letter to Theo van Gogh (July 1880)

10.   Nietzsche, Die fröliche Wissenschaft (1882)

11.   Miller, The Cosmological Eye (1939)

12.   Bataille, Journal (September 1939)

13.   Note

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ is the title of a text published in 1938 by Georges Bataille, who adopted it to describe a lineage to which he saw himself heir, and which comprised the poets, writers and artists who, in both their lives and their works, sought to accede to the totality of existence. But as the names that carry this lineage testify, such an existence can only be reached through a violent loss of self.


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