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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Facing him, I started to tremble. Facing him, I became derelict. Next to me lay the
second victim. The utter repugnance on her lips made them resemble the lips of a
certain dead woman. From them dribbled something more dreadful than blood.
We couldn't go on any more. One night she was naked on the bed; I was standing
next to her, also naked. She wanted to needle me, and she began talking about
corpses — with no results. I sat there on the edge of the bed and started crying.
The Minerva started whirling a marble scimitar in the air. Everything about her
was corpselike. The Moorish shape of her weapon referred to the place where
things were happening: a 'scimitary' of white marble, of livid marble. She was ...
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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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