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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However , to renew the invitation , one shout is all I need ; and if I could trust my
blind anger , this time it wouldn ' t be me who exited , but the old man ' s corpse .
Born of disreputable pain , the insolence that persists in spite of everything ...
I realized , in any case , that my attraction to prostitutes was like my attraction to
corpses . In fact , I ' d read about a man who took his pleasure with them while
they played dead between two candles , with their bodies whitened with talcum ...
The forthcoming entertainment was evidently upsetting and full of outrageous
humour : we were expecting a real corpse to appear . At that point I noticed a
coffin resting in the middle of the four - poster . The plank covering it disappeared
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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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