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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All the more so since – since you have managed , in a few words , to isolate an unforeseen aspect of the problem ... Oh , my ! ' He smiled into his long beard . ' Now here's something fearfully interesting .
I managed to ask Michel , as though we weren't drunk but obliged to remain desperately alert ( in spite of everything , our heads were clear ) , ' Can you tell me what Antonio was like ? ' Michel pointed to a young boy at a nearby table ...
I braked violently and managed to avoid him , but my nerves were shaken . I was sweating profusely . A little farther on , I thought I recognized Lazare in the company of Monsieur Melou , in grey jacket and straw hat .
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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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