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 Barcelona I ran into Michel . I suddenly found him in front of me , sitting at a table at the Criolla . Lazare had told him I was going to die . Michel's words were a painful reminder of the past . I ordered a bottle of brandy .
Michel came over to me . He looked , to tell the truth , like a man from the other world ; like someone who has shouted himself silly . I told him I was about to leave . He said in reply that the discussion ' up there ' was so chaotic ...
I had little confidence in Michel's accepting . Then he was on the other end of the wire ; he accepted . He started talking to me . He was thoroughly discouraged . He spoke with the voice of someone in a slump .
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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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