The author brings the reader closer to the history of 'Collége de Sociologie', established by Georges Bataille, Roger Caillois, Michel Leiris and Jules Monnerot, and active in Paris in 1937-1939. This ambitious attempt at combining sociology, politics and life under a single guise, is assessed from the perspective of time as an epilogue of the pursuits of interwar artistic avantgardes - as the most radical attempt at merging the social sciences and art. For others, the Collége was, despite incessant attempts at transcending beyond the literary domain, the 'last group of the literary avantgarde'. The author suggested that a similar, albeit failed endeavour to 'cast light on the mysteries of the practical life' was the intention of Karol Irzykowski's periodical 'Meteor' (1898).
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