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The accursed share an essay on general economy by Georges Bataille

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Published by Zone Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Economics.,
  • Economic history.,
  • Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementGeorges Bataille ; translated by Robert Hurley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB173 .B35513 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. in 2 ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2403623M
ISBN 100942299108, 0942299116
LC Control Number87034072

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