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'''''Story of the Eye''''' ({{lang-fr|L'histoire de l'œil}}) is a 1928 [[novella]] written by [[Georges Bataille]], as a psychoanalytical task, that details the increasingly bizarre [[Human sexuality|sexual]] [[perversion]]s of a pair of teenage lovers. It is narrated by the young man looking back on his exploits.
==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= |title="How it all started...": A biography of Bjork | |accessdateaccess-date=14 March 2019 |deadurlurl-status=yesdead |archiveurlarchive-url= |archivedatearchive-date=30 April 2008 |df=}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=The Story of the Eye |website=[[City Lights Bookstore]], San Francisco, CA |accessdate=14 March 2019}}</ref> Before [[The Sugarcubes]] and her solo material, Björk was the singer/flautist/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= |title=of Montreal – 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'']]).