Message to Tony:
Hi Tony, sorry, I lost your email address. And while I am not interested in your offer, I was very much interested by your questions regarding the general economy of Georges Bataille and the link you provided to Complementarity: Anti-Epistemology after Bohr and Derrida.
While I am familiar with Bataille’s thought, I cannot claim to be an expert on him, my infatuation with him is purely instinctual. The current blogosphere expert is Valter from Surreal Documents. He’s helped me many times regarding Bataille, the last time when I had questions regarding Against Architecture.
While I was checking, I came across Radical Passivity, both a book by Thomas Carl Wall and a colloquium by Benda Hofmeyr, as well as some interesting looking work by Dutch academic Joost de Bloois, author of the doctoral thesis L’economie generale: Derrida sur les traces de Bataille (Utrecht, 2003).
Also, while researching, I found some appealing visuals.
- Exhibit A: a rather nice and understated but at the same time menacing cover of The Trial of Gilles de Rais, the blotches of blood stains are very Rorschach.
- Exhibit B is the poster to the colloquium, which depicts a pixelated version of Death by a Thousand Cuts, the image Bataille is most readily associated with. The only image I can think of outside of the gruesome three of the blogosphere, of which I am also glad I see it censored  for obvious reasons.
- Exhibit C: A nice cover of a work by Joost de Bloois.
Valter, if you are reading this, and if you find the time to comment, what is the most current interpretation of Bataille general economy?