Blue of Noon

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Penguin, 2012 - 128 páginas
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Set against the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, Blue of Noonis a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from city to city in a surreal sexual and mental nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his internal collapse mirrors the fighting and marching on the streets outside. Exploring the dark forces beneath the surface of civilization, this is a novel torn between identifying with history's victims and being seduced by the monstrous glamour of its terrible victors, and is one of the twentieth century's great nihilist works.

Translated by Harry Mathews

With an Introduction by Will Self

'Bataille is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century.' Michel Foucault

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Crítica 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

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Crítica 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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Georges Bataille, French essayist and novelist, was born in 1897. He converted to Catholicism, then to Marxism, and was interested in psychoanalysis and mysticism. As curator of the municipal library in Orleans, he led a relatviely simple life, although he became involved, usually on the fringes, with the surrealist movement. He founded the literary review Critique in 1946, which he edited until his death in 1962, and was also a founder of the review Documents, which published many of the leading surrealist writers. His writing is a mixture of poetry and philosophy, fantasy and history. His first novel, Story of the Eye, was written under the pseudonym of Lord Auch. Bataille's other works include the novels L'Abb C and My Mother, and the essays Eroticism and Literature and Evil.

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