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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The maid vanished ; Dirty , now staggering , went and sat on a chair . With great
difficulty she managed to set down a bottle and a glass on the floor beside her .
Her eyes were growing heavy . Her eyes tried to find me . I was no longer there .
Dirty remained mutely perched on the chair . There was a long silence : you
could have heard our hearts inside their bodies . I walked over to the door , pale
and sick , my face smeared with blood ; I was hiccupping and on the point of
I got up on a chair , I fastened the rope , and then I started wanting to know how it
would feel . I didn ' t know whether or not I would change my mind once I kicked
over the chair . But I untied the rope and got down from the chair . I fell on the ...
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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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