Bataille on work excess and violence (short excerpt from Eroticism)
Even though the momentary campaign for the immediate abolition of work has not even got off the ground, it has already struck terror into the hearts and minds of the ruling classes. The slightest questioning of the role of work in our lives and the demand to expand our free time, touches on a central nerve in our ailing social system. Still waiting for a technical engineer to swoop it up and make it interactive, the MCIAW is sitting silently and threatening, audaciously flaunting the blackout on any discussion about liberation rather than obedience. Once it takes flight MCIAW will guarantee definite results in distracting punters from the job in hand and transporting them into an ideational realm where ideas of freedom, leisure and pleasure can grow to be a full time occupation.
Time for Revolution - 5.1 Refusal of Work and Productive cooperation p 70-81
Marx Beyond Marx - p 148
"Workers Against Work" - Michael Seidman, 1992 University of California Press
Kathi Weeks The Problem with Work (Duke University Press, 2011)