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 put my hand underneath her skirt, between her legs. I felt no less exhausted, but
my discomfort had passed. There was a knock on the door, and without waiting
for an answer the elderly maid came in. Xenie got up as quickly as she could.
I felt no less stupid or helpless than a babe in arms. I went back to my hotel.
There was still no reply to my telegrams. I felt an overpowering urge to mingle
with the passers-by and talk to them, but on the eve of the uprising this was
Listen - they never stop firing. That proves fairly conclusively that even the shells
leave a large number of survivors.' She was following her own train of thought. 'It
would be less dishonest.' At that point she turned towards me. She gave me an ...
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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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