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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Even of you. Scared to death - ' 'Wouldn't Madame like a glass of water?' the maid
asked fearfully. 'Shit!' Dirty curtly answered, sticking out her tongue at her, 'I
happen to be sick, don't forget that. I also happen to have a few brains in my head
I was obviously sick - sick in an extremely disagreeable way. I sank back into a
kind of dreadful sleep: things all started becoming unstuck — dark, hideous,
shapeless things that it was absolutely necessary to nail down. There was no
way of ...
I'm not as sick as I seem.' She smiled; but her smile was unsettling. 'I had to travel
third class as far as Marseilles. Otherwise I would have left tonight at the earliest.'
'Why? Didn't you have enough money?' 'I had to keep some for the plane.
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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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