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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In London , in a cellar , in a neighbourhood dive – the most squalid of unlikely
places – Dirty was drunk . Utterly so . I was next to her ( my hand was still
bandaged from being cut by a broken glass ) . Dirty that day was wearing a
I said to Dirty , abjectly : ' I'd like to fall down in front of you , just the way she did ...
' ' Would you throw up ? ' Dirty asked me , without even a smile . She kissed me
inside the mouth . “ Maybe . ' I went into the bathroom . I was very pale . For no ...
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 ...
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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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