Of pain and pleasure

The Tears of Eros, in a German translation, with a cover by José Manuel Capuletti.

I’ve been re-reading Bataille’s last book The Tears of Eros, including the introduction by J. M. Lo Duca and their correspondence. I also found an online version (see above) of the cover picture as used in the German and Dutch translations. The painting is by José Manuel Capuletti, a now forgotten surrealist, here depicting yet another Danaide just as Rodin did in post #795.

This afternoon I acquired the excellent Quatre siècles de Surréalisme, L’Art fantastique dans la gravure.