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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The electric light was getting blindingly bright . It was unbearable , this light that wore out the eyes . There was a knock at the door . The maid came in , followed by the elevator attendant . Dirty slumped onto the chair .
... in a lunar , spectral light . Fundamentally , this graveyard was a brothel . The funereal marble was alive . In some places it had hair on it . I looked at Xenie . With childish terror , I thought : motherly !
Was there anything more sunlike than red blood running over cobblestones , as though light could shatter and kill ? Now , in this thick darkness , I'd made myself drunk with light 87 The Blue of Noon.
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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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