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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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 tailor- made for allegory. The symbols and portents are
also all in ...
We went together as far as Vienna. In Vienna we rode by car to die hotel. When
the car drew up, she told me to take care of the room and wait for her in the lobby
- she had to go to the post office first. I had the luggage taken in; she kept the car.
... except that the tablecloth was black. The streamer had been raised in honour
of Dollfuss's death.' 'You were in Vienna when the assassination took place?' 'No,
in Prum. But I arrived in Vienna the next day.' 'Being there must have upset you.
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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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