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.
'Was it the train ride that made you sick?' 'No. I've been sick for a month, the jolts
only hurt. 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.
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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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