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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She stopped laughing and began shouting : ' Oh , my , I ' m getting silly – I ' ll
have to . . . No , no , I ' ll finish my story . My mother . Not stirring , with her skirt
over her head , that enormous skirt of hers . Like someone dead . Not another stir
out of ...
Still uncertain , I feverishly began tearing open the flap . It was atrociously hot in
the room . It was as though I would never finish tearing it open ; I felt sweat
trickling down my cheek . I glimpsed a sentence that horrified me , ' I grovel at
your feet .
She began speaking again , then fell wholly silent : there had been a volley of
shots . There was a moment ' s respite before the shooting started up again . It
came suddenly pouring forth , not far away . Dorothea had sat upright . She wasn
' t ...
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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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