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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I finally began hoping he wouldn't appear . No sooner had my car stopped in front of the designated building than I felt certain of having to confront Lazare . I thought : Michel may loathe me , but he knows ...
a people , like an accused person summoned to appear and then mercifully forgotten . There would certainly be no opportunity for me to express my feelings to Lazare ; she would only imagine that I felt sorry and ascribe my insults to ...
I felt like laughing : next day , that plane , too small and distant to attenuate the sky's blaze even minimally , would appear to me in the likeness of a noisy bug ; it would be harbouring Dirty's preposterous fantasies inside its ...
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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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