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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Lazare , who had been staring at me , seemed touched at this point . I had stopped ; it was she who asked me , out of humanity , to tell her what happened . I resumed : ' I had myself shown up to the room , with its twin beds and all ...
To me , they all seemed to manifest , in addition to emptyheadedness , a most precarious reality . For an hour I listened to them without saying more than a word or two . After that I went to a restaurant on ...
He seemed to sink into unforeseen meditation . Little by little , from the summit of his immense trunk , the tiny head and its long beard began to droop . I noticed his bony knees . At the end of an uncomfortable silence he stretched ...
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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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