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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I kept staring at the passers-by. For some reason one of my friends had taken off
his belt and was holding it in his hand. I asked him for it. I folded it double and
amused myself by shaking it at women as though I were about to strike them.
I walked rather quickly through the sunshine towards the garage. It was hot. I
mopped my face. I was jealous of people with a God to hang onto, whereas I . . .
soon all I'd have left would be 'eyes to cry with'. Someone was staring at me.
Someone was staring at me. My eyes had been lowered; I looked up: it was a
beggar, in his thirties, who wore on his head a bandanna tied under his chin and
broad yellow goggles across his face. He stared at me out of his big eyes for a
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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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