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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Through the open double - leaved window it was directly lighting up the bright red blanket on my bed . That morning , behind open windows , a soubrette was singing at the top of her lungs . In spite of my prostration , I recognized ...
I heard a shot : a striker had fired through a streetcar window . There was a strange excitement , at times fugitive , at times oppressive . There was almost no car traffic . There were armed forces nearly everywhere .
I went to the window . I saw people armed with rifles shouting and running under the trees on the Ramblas , which that night were dimly lighted . The firing was coming not from the Ramblas but from adjacent streets .
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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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