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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At the very moment I went in , there was a swarm of virtually nude women on the dance floor . Several of them were pretty and unspoiled . I had asked for a table by the dance floor ( I'd refused any other ) , but the place was full ...
In this ridiculous situation , my existence , perched on a precariously balanced chair , became the incarnation of misfortune ; whereas the dancers on the light - flooded dance floor were emblems of unattainable happiness .
At one end , a certain number of women were sitting in a row , waiting for customers to dance with . They would dance with the customers as soon as the singers finished their numbers . These girls were fairly young , but ugly and ...
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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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