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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This brief excerpt from the Introduction to Bataille ' s Blue of Noon represents a
precise moment of breakdown , of a flux so fundamental that it almost escapes
representation , linked by a crude simile to the final quivering of a sacrificial beast
Michel would be showing up at any moment . I must waste no time getting rid of
him . I would have liked to hear no more talk about anything . I felt like sleeping .
The most urgent business people might tell me would go out the other ear .
I was like a dog straining at the leash . I saw nothing . Confined by time , by the
moment , by the throbbing of my blood , I felt the pain of a man who has been tied
up to be killed and is trying to burst his bonds . I expected no further happiness .
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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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