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 her.
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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