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 know — ', racked as she was by hiccups, she kept stopping short, 'when I
was a kid ... I remember ... I came here with my mother. Here. About ten years ago
. So I must have been twelve . . . My mother was a faded old lady, sort of like the ...
She wandered around, walking straight ahead, as though she would never stop.
She seemed literally crazy. Her shoulders were bare to the point of indecency. In
that light I found the glitter on her blonde hair unbearable. She gave me a ...
I said to Dorothea in a stammer (I was stammering and talking wildly), '. . . My
skeleton . . . You're shivering. Your teeth are chattering ...' I stopped and lay on
top of her, heavy and still, panting like a dog. Abruptly I clasped her naked
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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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