This article accompanies the fable
The previous year, Georges Bataille had published his equally wild novel Story of the Eye (Histoire de l'oeil) - necessarily under a pseudonym. As the two main characters travel through Spain to Andalucia, they indulge in every sexual transgression Bataille can think of, with eyes playing a significant role as sexual fetishes. This has prompted speculation that Buñuel and Dali got the idea of slicing the eye in Un chien andalou from the novel. I agree with this speculation and think that they were in part mocking Bataille, along with everyone else of course.