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 head of the corpse was a huge mare's skull ; its body was either a fishbone or an enormous jawbone that had lost half its teeth and been bent straight . The legs prolonged this spine the way a man's do .
Oh , ' Monsieur Melou muttered , his gaze lost in the contemplation of his scrawny fingers , ' I understand your perplexity only too well . I'm perplexed myself – fearfully perplexed . All the more so since – since you have managed ...
He had porcelain - blue eyes that even in a lighted railway car were lost in the clouds , as if he had personally heard the Valkyries ' summons ; but no doubt his ear was more attuned to the trumpet - call of the barracks .
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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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