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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Afterwards, everything would disappear, even the pain; the pain then in me was
what remained of a turbulent life. I foresaw something empty and dark, something
unfriendly, huge — something that was no longer me. The doctors appeared.
6 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.
I was in pain, in great pain, all through the night. But - ' She took my head in both
hands and looked away as she told me, "The pain made me happy.' No sooner
had she spoken than the hands that had reached out for me pushed me to one ...
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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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