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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The Moorish shape of her weapon referred to the place where things were happening : a ' scimitary ' of white marble , of livid marble . She was gigantic . There was no way of knowing if I was supposed to take her seriously .
I sank back into a kind of dreadful sleep : things all started becoming unstuck – dark , hideous , shapeless things that it was absolutely necessary to nail down . There was no way of doing this . My life was falling to pieces like ...
I smiled now whenever I thought of the corpses , or of Lazare - all the things that had been hounding me . I went back into the sea , and on my back I had to shut my eyes : for an instant I felt as though ...
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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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