Blue of Noon
Marion Boyars, 2002 - 128 páginas
Set against the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, this twentieth-century erotic classic takes the reader on a dark journey through the psyche of the pre-war French intelligentsia, torn between identification with the victims of history and the glamour of its victors. One of Bataille's overtly political works, it explores the ambiguity of sex as a subversive force, bringing violence, power and death together in a terrifying unity.
"Georges Bataille is one of the most important writers of the century"—Michel Foucault
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'Can you describe the political situation in Barcelona to me? I don't know a thing.'
'It'll all blow sky-high . . .' 'Why hasn't Lazare come?' 'We're expecting her any day.
' So Lazare was coming to Barcelona to take part in the agitation. My state of ...
that I'd had her come down to be in Barcelona during the disturbances. She
would be thrilled by the idea that I had judged her fit to take part in them. She
would talk to Michel. However unconvincing this solution may have been, it
satisfied me; ...
(Xenie had come to Barcelona by sleeper, but she was reading L'Humanite!)
Everything happened quickly. We barely spoke before reaching the hotel. Xenie
gazed out at the city streets, which she was seeing for the first time. She said that
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Kristelh - LibraryThing
A nihilist novel by Georges Bataille, Blue of Noon, is set during the Spanish Civil War and the early years of Nazi movement. The protagonist, Henri Timmermann is a sick man (physically and ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - amerynth - LibraryThing
While I didn't actually hate Georges Bataille's "Blue of Noon," I really didn't get it either. This supposed to be a novel that used eroticism to show how sex, violence and power is intertwined and ... Leer comentario completo
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