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*1928 (in French)
*1978 (urizenUrizen booksBooks nyNY, in English.translated Translated by joachimJoachim neugroeschelNeugroeschel)
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==Cultural references==
*Singer/songwriter [[Björk]] was inspired by this book. See for example the music video to her song "[[Venus as a Boy]]".<ref>{{cite web |url=http://home.swipnet.se/~w-10797/bjork/bio2.htm |title="How it all started...": A biography of Bjork with|website=SWIPnet.se a|accessdate=14 referenceMarch to2019 The Story of the Eye|deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20080430185501/http://home.swipnet.se/~w-10797/bjork/bio2.htm |archivedate=2008-04-30 April 2008 |df=}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100615750 |title=The Story of the Eye |website=[[City Lights Bookstore in]], San Francisco, CA |accessdate=14 March 2019}}</ref> Before [[The Sugarcubes]] and her solo material, Björk was the singer/flutist/songwriter in a band called [[Kukl (band)|Kukl]], their 1984 debut album "[[The Eye (KUKL album)|The Eye]]" is also a reference to ''Story of the Eye''.
*The band [[Of Montreal]] refers to this book in the lyrics of the song "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal": "I fell in love with the first cute girl that I met, Who could appreciate Georges Bataille, Standing at a Swedish festival discussing ''Story of the Eye'', Discussing ''Story of the Eye''.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858624057/ |title=Websiteof withMontreal lyrics to the song "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal". |website=[[SongMeanings]] |accessdate=28 July 2012}}</ref>
*The band [[Eyehategod]] recorded a song called "Story of the Eye" (later included on the album [[Southern Discomfort (Eyehategod album)|''Southern Discomfort'']]).
*The progressive rock band Seranati recorded the song "Simone" based on the book.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/simone-single/id845368091845368091 |title=‎Simone - Single by Seranati |website=[[iTunes]] |accessdate=14 March 2019}}</ref>
*Danish punk rock band [[Iceage]] references this book in the song "Ecstasy", and vocalist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt cited ''Story of the Eye'' as an influence in writing the album ''[[You're Nothing]]''.<ref>http{{cite web |url=https://pitchfork.com/features/update/9031-iceage/ |title=Iceage |first=Jenn |last=Pelly |date=10 January 2013 |website=[[Pitchfork (website)|Pitchfork]] |accessdate=14 March 2019}}</ref><ref>http{{cite web |url=https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107859451243/ |title=Iceage - Ecstasy Lyrics |website=SongMeanings |accessdate=14 March 2019}}</ref>
*Pornographic film star and writer [[Stoya]] has referred to the book, writing, "I’d taken this white tunic ... and transcribed the first few chapters of Bataille’s ''Story of Eye'' onto it with black fine point Sharpie."<ref>{{cite web |url=http://ww38.graphicdescriptions.com/19-slow-correspondence |title=Slow correspondence |website=Graphicdescriptions.com |accessdate=14 March 2019}} {{dead link|date=March 2019}}</ref>
*In David Mitchell's book, ''[[Black Swan Green]]'', Mr. Dunwoody, the art teacher at the school of narrator Jason Taylor, is reading this book when Jason comes in to the staff room to retrieve a whistle for Mr. Kempsey. Mr. Dunwoody tells him it is a book on the history of opticians.
*In the movie [[Before Sunrise]], Céline, the female lead character, is reading this book on the train as she meets Jesse, her future romantic interest.<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://beforesunrise.yolasite.com/jesse-and-celines-reading-materials.php |title=Before Sunrise Reading Materials |website=beforesunrise.yolasiteYolasite.com |access-date=6 March 2019-03-06}}</ref>
*In the movie ''[[Weekend (1967 film)|Weekend]]'' Corrine, the female lead, recounts an orgy she participated in, many of the details of which are derived from the first two chapters of Bataille’s ''Story of the Eye''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://sensesofcinema.com/2017/1967/weekend-jean-luc-godard-1967/ |title=Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) |last=Fairfax |first=Daniel |date=2017-03-17 March 2017 |website=[[Senses of Cinema|language=en-US]] |access-date=8 March 2019-03-08}}</ref>
 
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