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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She seemed literally crazy. Her shoulders were bare to the point of indecency. In
that light I found the glitter on her blonde hair unbearable. She gave me a feeling
of purity none the less. Even in her debauchery, there was such candour in her ...
The trembling, nauseated maid had to wash Dirty, who seemed calm and content
once again. She let herself be wiped and soaped. The elevator man aired the
room until the smell had completely disappeared. He then bandaged my cut to ...
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 her luggage.
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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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