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 wandered around , from café to street , from the streets into a nighttime bus . Without meaning to , I got off the bus and went into the Sphynx . I lusted after each and every one of the girls who were tendered to all comers in that ...
Twenty years later , the boy who used to stick himself with pens was standing under the sky in a foreign street where he had never been , waiting for some unknown , impossible event . There were stars : an infinity of stars .
Then there was the general strike : a big bedroom , a candle , and nothing to do ; empty streets ; street fighting . Michel would be showing up at any moment . I must waste no time getting rid of him . I would have liked to hear no more ...
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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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