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Title: An intimate destruction: tantric Buddhism, desire and the body in surrealism and Georges Bataille
Author: Foljambe, Alan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3471 9775
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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The dissertation addresses the influence of Tantric Buddhism on Surrealism and the work of the French writer Georges Bataille. Specifically, it explores the approaches of the two fields to the concepts of desire, death, and the separate self, and examines how the treatment of these themes in Buddhism affected their role in early twentieth century France, particularly within Surrealism and the work of Georges Bataille.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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