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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He had a blonde wig . He was gorgeous , hideous , and ludicrous . ' I ' d like to
beat her and hit her - It was so preposterous that Michel stood up . He took me by
the arm . He was frightened - I was losing all control , and he himself was drunk .
... in crude language and cruder images the event that had overturned the
universal scheme of things , and that their exhausted eyes had witnessed . I had
never seen anything more irritating , or anything more human . I stood there ,
gazing at ...
They were playing with such ferocity , with so strident a beat , that I stood
breathless in front of them . Nothing could have been more abrupt than the
beating of the side drums , or more caustic than the fifes . As they faced the vast ,
empty , rain ...
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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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