Laure: THE COLLECTED WRITINGS
1995 314pp City Lights trade paperback. NM.
This complete collection of writings of Colette Peignot, a.k.a. Laure, published for the first time in English, includes "Story of a Little Girl," about the Catholic priest who sexually molested her sister; "The Sacred," a collection of poems and fragments on mysticism and eroticism; notes on her association with contr-attaque and acephale, and her involvement with the Spanish civil war and the early years of the Soviet Union; a compendium of correspondence with her beloved sister-in-law and tortured love letters to Bataille; and an essay by Bataille about Laure's death of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-five.