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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We are granted the highest state of intimacy with our bodies and yet we no longer
control them, having seen our flesh reproduced endlessly across hoardings,
vacant lots, magazine covers, buildings, screens, novels, songs, bedrooms.
I foresaw something empty and dark, something unfriendly, huge — something
that was no longer me. The doctors appeared. I did not emerge from my
prostration. They could listen and poke all they wanted. All I had left to do was
endure pain, ...
If the disturbances began, Xenie could no longer join me. So far, no answer had
arrived. In a second telegram, I asked Xenie to do her utmost to leave that very
evening. I no longer had any doubt that if Michel made use of my car, there was ...
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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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