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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To tell the truth , we ' d been drinking all through the evening - drinking Scotch . ' '
Naturally , ' Lazare broke in . ' Why " naturally " ' ? ' I looked at Lazare with
loathing . I went on , ' That ' s how it ended . From that night on , she couldn ' t
I wasn ' t the only one who ' d been drinking . We went for dinner to a cab drivers '
restaurant . There were only three women present . The table was soon strewn
with bottles of red wine , empty or partly empty . The woman next to me was ...
She made no fuss about drinking the wine . I told her that on the night I was drunk
I had been drinking because I felt very unhappy . She ' d noticed as much , she
said . “ You were drinking as though you wanted to die . As fast as possible .
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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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