Blue of Noon
Penguin, 2001 - 128 páginas
One of the twentieth century's great nihilist novels, Blue of Noon is a blackly compelling account of depravity and terror that retains all its shocking power today. Set in pre-war Europe, its narrator lurches despairingly from city to city in a surreal sexual and mental nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters - his journey into madness mirroring the fighting and marching on the streets outside. Confronting Fascism, the novel is torn between identifying with history's victims and being seduced by the violent glamour of its terrible victors. One of the most brilliant intellects and influential French writers of his time, Bataille's unflinching exploration of the dark forces beneath the surface of civilization defies all our expectations.
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'You're just the person I need,” Dirty announced, but first you have to get the
elevator man. There's something I want to tell him.' - The maid vanished; Dirty,
now staggering, went and sat on a chair. With great difficulty she managed to set
Dirty was articulating through dead lips, seeing nothing. In fearful embarrassment
the two servants cast sidelong glances, questioning and observing one another. 'I
do remember,' the attendant admitted. 'It's true.' (This man, who was in his ...
She put a wet towel on Dirty's forehead. Dirty dragged herself over to the window.
Beneath her she saw the Thames and, in the background, some of the most
hideous buildings in London, now magnified in the darkness. She quickly
vomited in ...
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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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