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 maid vanished; Dirty, now staggering, went and sat on a chair. With great
difficulty she managed to set down a bottle and a glass on the floor beside her.
Her eyes were growing heavy. Her eyes tried to find me. I was no longer there.
the maid asked fearfully. ... The maid dashed out and came back with a basin. ... '
And as for you - you, the nice girl,' Dirty began, this time addressing the maid, '
you masturbate, and you look at the teapots in shopwindows for when you'll set
Appalled, I abruptly told the maid, 'Sprinkle some water on her face - can't you
see she's getting all hot?' The maid immediately started bustling about. She put a
wet towel on Dirty 's forehead. Dirty dragged herself over to the window. Beneath
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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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