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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Your friends insisted that it didn't matter . You didn't say anything , but you turned very red . You were determined not to get yourself murdered , but your friends were leading you on , and you all went out . ' A man then appeared .
It would be best if I died now , which is what I was hoping for . I was so exhausted by fever and by this intensity of revulsion that I couldn't explain anything to her ; in fact , I didn't understand anything myself .
I didn't intervene . I don't know why I felt such anxiety . At the waterfront , Lazare and Antonio climbed down to the lowermost steps . Lazare asked Antonio to take out the revolver and hold the barrel against her chest .
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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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