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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In Barcelona I ran into Michel . I suddenly found him in front of me , sitting at a table at the Criolla . Lazare had told him I was going to die . Michel's words were a painful reminder of the past . I ordered a bottle of brandy .
Michel came over to me . He looked , to tell the truth , like a man from the other world ; like someone who has shouted himself silly . I told him I was about to leave . He said in reply that the discussion ' up there ' was so chaotic ...
I had little confidence in Michel's accepting . Then he was on the other end of the wire ; he accepted . He started talking to me . He was thoroughly discouraged . He spoke with the voice of someone in a slump .
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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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