• Seduction


    Jean Baudrillard.


    St. Martin's Press: 1990. First American edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Black boards with silver lettering along the spine. Liquid stain to the fore edge of the text block, not affecting the internal contents; else fine. Unclipped jacket has a bit of fading to the back cover. Near fine.


    “In order to understand the intensity of ritual forms, one must rid oneself of the idea that all happiness derives from nature, and all pleasure from the satisfaction of a desire. On the contrary, games, the sphere of play, reveal a passion for rules, a giddiness born of rules, and a force that comes from ceremony, and not desire.”