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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You're sitting there as though you were about to keel over . ' ' That's a possibility . ' ' What's wrong ? ' ' I'm about to go insane . ' ' Why ? ' ' I hurt . ' ' What can I do ? ' ' Nothing . ' ' You can't tell me what's wrong ?
Michel's own head may have been screwed on backwards , but he managed to make me sit down again . I was trying - not without difficulty - to recall Lazare's tone of voice . A year ago she had been sitting in one of these chairs .
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 front of me . No one could see me .
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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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