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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We know that Troppmann is well - to - do , but we have no evidence to support this other than his idleness . At one point he tells us of ' writing reports ' , yet we never discover what these are . Certainly he inhabits the interwar ...
For Troppmann's world is already sliding inexorably towards the inundation of fascism , and Lazare , together with her ... One of the most terrifying - and thus stultifying - passages of Blue of Noon occurs when Troppmann encounters ...
a to Vienna , to Paris , to Barcelona and back to Germany , where Troppmann and Dirty pass through Trier ( Marx's birthplace ) before finally copulating in a graveyard , would seem tailormade for allegory . The symbols and portents are ...
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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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