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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Holding out my soaked handkerchief , I said to Lazare , ' This is pathetic . “ There '
s bad news from your wife ? ' ' No . Don ' t pay any attention . I can ' t control
myself , but not for any particular reason . ' ' Nothing ' s wrong ? ' My wife told me ...
I kept staring at the passers - by . For some reason one of my friends had taken
off his belt and was holding it in his hand . I asked him for it . I folded it double and
amused myself by shaking it at women as though I were about to strike them .
One evening , under the gaslight , I raised my desk top in front of me . No one
could see me . I had grasped my pen and , holding it in my clenched right hand
like a knife , I repeatedly buried the steel nib in the back of my left hand 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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