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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The place was crowded with men , and their eyes were getting ominous ; the
eyes of these perplexed men recalled spent cigars . Dirty clasped her naked
thighs with both hands . She moaned as she bit into a grubby curtain . She was
as drunk ...
I woke up sicker than ever . I recalled what I had just dreamed : on entering a
large room , I found myself in front of a four - poster canopy bed – a kind of
wheelless hearse . This bed , or hearse , was surrounded by a certain number of
men and ...
I recalled one depressing moment in particular . I was a boarder at a lycée . I
used to while away my study hours , just sitting there , scarcely moving , often
with my mouth hanging open . One evening , under the gaslight , I raised my desk
top in ...
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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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