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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Blue of Noon is a novel that is as driven as a car whose driver has lost control .
To read it is to share vicariously in being drunk at the narrative wheel , your foot
spasmodically jamming down on the accelerator , while events loom out of the ...
All of these elements are present in Blue of Noon and form the immediate curtain
of interference through which the shadow play of human affairs and political
events is witnessed as if by someone drunk , sick , dreaming - or all three .
The action of Blue of Noon leaps back - and forward with the crazy precision of
modern , cinematic jump - cuts , between the assassination of the Austrian proto -
fascist dictator Dollfuss , in July 1934 , and the failure of the Catalan rising 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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