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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I walked over to the door , pale and sick , my face smeared with blood ; I was
hiccupping and on the point of vomiting . In terror the servants saw that water was
trickling across the chair and down the legs of their beautiful INTRODUCTION.
What most fascinated me was the unhealthy eagerness that prompted her to give
her life and blood for the cause of the downtrodden . It would , I reflected , be the
thin blood of an unwashed virgin . Lazare took me home . She came in with me .
Blood was flowing , but it was a trifling wound . I didn ' t waste a second ; she had
no time to prevent my pressing two lips to her thigh and swallowing the few drops
of blood I had just drawn . Somewhat taken aback , the others looked on with ...
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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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