The Solar Anus

Georges Bataille

Published: 1931

Type: Text

  • Self-forming and mind-breaking
  • Case Study
  • Description:

    It is clear that the world is purely parodic , in other words , that each thing seen is the parody of another , or is the same thing in a deceptive form . Ever since sentences started to circulate in brains devoted to reflection , an effort at total identification has been made , because with the aid of a copula each sentence ties one thing to another; all things would be visibly connected if one could qiscover at a single glance and in its totality the tracings of an Ariadne' s thread leading thought into its own labyrinth . But the copula of terms is no less irritating than the copulation of bodies. And when I scream I AM THE SUN an integral erection results , because the verb to be is the vehicle of amorous frenzy.

    Everyone is aware that life is parodic and that it lacks an interpretation .

    Thus lead i s the parody o f gold .
    Air is the parody of water .
    The brain is the parody of the equator.
    Coitus is the parody of crime .

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