Eroticism – evil – intensity: Dostoevsky and Bataille

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Agnieszka Kaczmarek | Poznań


Between the Eros and Thanatos. Susan Sontag/Annie Leibovitz
Article is an attempt of presenting set of relations in the area of everyday life practices connected with intimacy. Start point is an analyze of Ann Leibovitz’s photogtaphy of suffering because of cancer, Susan Sontag’s last days of life. Presence of Eros and Thanatos is very significant, this two qualities determined the way in which the (mediated by object glass) gaze is seen. This erotic value of the photograpfy entagled it into visual transgression which can be a source of cultural scandal.

Keywords: death, eros, thanatos, photography, disease

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