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date: 10 July 2020

Bataille, Georges (1897–1962) French critic, antiquarian, and novelist, born in Puy-de-Dome. 

Source:
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
Author(s):

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

He was the editor of the journal Documents, which ran from 1929 to 1930. It was intended by its backer to be a luxurious and scholarly art journal. However, Bataille, as well as being an expert in numismatics, had a second life as the anonymous author of a pornographic novel, ... ...

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