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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She took me home. I didn't utter another word. 2 I usually saw her at a bar-and-
grill behind the Bourse. I used to make her eat with me. It was hard for us getting
to the end of a meal. We spent our time arguing. She was a girl of twenty-five,
Lazare asked Antonio to take out the revolver and hold the barrel against her
chest.' 'Did Antonio do it?' 'He seemed far away himself. He took a Browning out
of his pocket, cocked it, and held the barrel against Lazare's chest.' 'And then?
I slipped on a shirt and jacket, laced up my shoes as fast as I could, and took to
the streets. I went into a brightly lighted bar where I gulped down a cup of coffee.
It was too hot, I burned my mouth. Drinking coffee, obviously, was a mistake.
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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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