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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One night she was naked on the bed ; I was standing next to her , also naked .
She wanted to needle me , and she began talking about corpses – with no results
. I sat there on the edge of the bed and started crying . I told her I was a pathetic ...
It would have been so wonderful if you ' d been naked when you sang to me . ' '
Naked ? ' ' Have another drink . You can lock the door . I ' ll leave room for you
next to me , in my bed . Now get undressed . ' “ But it ' s crazy . ' ' Remember what
naked cleft lay open to me like a freshly dug grave . We were stunned making
love over a starry graveyard . Each of the lights proclaimed a skeleton in its grave
, and they thus formed a wavering sky , as unsteady as the motions of our
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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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