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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I can honestly say that death was boring its way into my head — I no longer
remember what I did in that room ... At one point I went to the window and opened
it; the wind was making a violent noise - there was a thunderstorm on the way.
I remember my head feeling heavy. I was absurdly cool; at the same time, I felt I
was going crazy. I got to my feet with the excuse that I would squarely confront my
fate. I went back to the window. The black streamer was still there, but rain was ...
fearfully interesting. In fact, dear child, why are we socialist - or Communists?
Why, indeed?' He seemed to sink into unforeseen meditation. Little by little, from
the summit of his immense trunk, the tiny head and its long beard began to droop.
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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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