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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My telling it to a girl like her ( she was condemned by ugliness to a stern stoicism
and could only endure life ludicrously ) was so impudent that it made me
ashamed . ... I explained to her , “ I ' ll tell you why everything turned out so badly .
You ' ve got to tell me everything now , I implore you . I ' m afraid . I ' m so terribly
afraid . ' I was laughing . I was going to tell her what I ' d told Lazare . But this time
things were stranger . I suddenly thought of my dream : in a flash , all that I had ...
Tell me . . . ' . ' She had died earlier in the day . I slept at her place , with Edith . ' '
Your wife ? ' ' My wife . I cried and cried , shouting all the time . I . . . During the
night , I was lying next to Edith – she was asleep - ' Once again I felt too weak to ...
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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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