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 burst out laughing, like some lunatic. She couldn't stop. Struggling to find
my words, I said to her, 'Don't laugh any more. You'll never get through your story.
' She stopped laughing and began shouting: 'Oh, my, I'm getting silly — I'll ...
started growing again: slowly at first, then in a sudden burst that has blinded and
transfigured me with a happiness that defies all reason. At this moment I am
intoxicated with happiness. Drunk with it. I'll sing and shout it forth at the top of my
The incident may seem irrelevant to my story, but for me it was like having a sac
of ink burst inside my head. That day I was sure of dying without further delay. I
looked down, but there was a balcony one floor below. I took die cord used for ...
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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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