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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She got up and several times nearly fell . She made it to the bathroom door ; she
saw me slumped on a bench , haggard and white . In my drunkenness I had just
reopened the cut in my right hand . The bleeding , which I was trying to stanch ...
She had thrown a coat over her shoulders , and when she tried to pick up her
purse and a little suitcase , the coat fell to the ground . Stooping to retrieve her
coat , she caught sight of me . I was on the platform ; I was laughing at her .
Seeing me ...
She began speaking again , then fell wholly silent : there had been a volley of
shots . There was a moment ' s respite before the shooting started up again . It
came suddenly pouring forth , not far away . Dorothea had sat upright . She wasn
' t ...
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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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