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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today. You look beautiful, Xenie. When you called me by my first name, it felt nice.
' She seemed happy, in fact, out of her mind with joy; out of her mind with anxiety,
too. In her agitation, she knelt down by my bed and kissed me on the forehead.
As I lay face down in the middle of the beach, I started thinking seriously about
what to do with Xenie, who would be first to arrive. I told myself that I should
waste no time getting dressed and dash off to the station to wait for her. Since the
Lazare was there, trying to restrain Xenie. Xenie was dishevelled and dirty. She
looked like a madwoman. Lazare was as resolute and funereal as ever. Escaping
from Lazare, Xenie dashed at me as though she wanted to strangle me.
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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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