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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Dirty asked. No one answered. The two characters stood there in deferential,
painful expectancy. Dirty asked to be given her purse. Her gestures were so
sluggish it took along minute for her hand to reach the bottom of the purse; as
soon as ...
He certainly could have killed her – he would have preferred getting killed for her,
but he never would have asked her to go to bed with him. He found her
captivating. He'd never have understood if I'd talked about her ugliness. But in his
I asked the front desk to send the doctor up. I waited for him to finish examining
her. I felt utterly dejected, scarcely awake. Dorothea had some woman's trouble.
In spite of the seriousness of her condition, she might recover fairly rapidly.
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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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