01 February 2011

The Elusive Diane Bataille



I intend no pun in writing that "DIRT" just about covers this 2001 bind-up (again, no pun intended) of Marcus Huttning's Linda's Strange Vacation and The Whip Angels by our own Diane Bataille. The latter novel is without a doubt the filthiest piece of porn I've encountered in writing this blog.

For two years now I've been keeping an eye out for something – anything – relating to Mme Bataille. The return has been so slight that this amusing cover image, stumbled over yesterday, ranks as a major find.


And so I ask: The daughter of a Russian prince, the wife of Georges Bataille, a model for Alberto Giacometti, how is it that so little has been recorded about this dear lady?


5 comments:

  1. So glad to discover this blog. Big fan of Georges, Laure, Callois, et al -- surprised to realise I don't know the 1st thing about Mme. B. Gotta track down a copy of Whip Angels ASAP!

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  2. Aaron, in these days of online bookselling, I expect your hunt for The Whip Angles will be a short one.

    Take care not to leave it out if you're expecting company... Or do. It's a real conversation starter.

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  3. Hello.
    Details about Diane and Georges Bataille in Surya's book: "Georges Bataille La Mort à l'oeuvre"

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  4. Anonymous, my thanks for keeping an eye out. I mentioned George Bataille, la morte à l'œvre in a previous post (dealing with The Whip Angels). Although M Surya provides more on Mme Bataille than I have seen elsewhere, I was surprised by how little there was about the lady. The Whip Angels, for example, is not mentioned, nor is the fact that she posed for Giacometti. I must add that I am troubled by the fact that the biographer errs in recording the city of her birth as Vancouver.

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