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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Since the day before there had, in fact, been a letter from Edith in my pocket,
saying she would call me that night after ten. No one but a coward could have
forgotten it. And I had actually been standing on my own doorstep when I went off
I went on, 'I'm so irritated, I'm so infuriated, I'm so done in I don't know what I'm
saying - but why did they do that to De Sade?' I almost shouted, 'Did any of them
eat shit? Yes or no?' All of a sudden I was wheezing so desperately that I had to ...
But don't go on looking at me without saying anything.' 'When my mother died — '
(I felt too weak to go on. It abruptly came back to me: with Lazare, I had been
afraid of saying 'my mother'. Out of shame I had said 'an elderly woman'.) ...
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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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