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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She called out to me from her bed, shouting from one end of the apartment to the
other through her shut door: 'Henri – Edith called around eleven from Brighton.
She was very disappointed not to find you in.' Since the day before there had, ...
The woman next to me was called Xenie. Towards the end of the meal, she told
me that she was just back from the country and that, in the house where she'd
spent last night, she had seen a chamber pot in the bathroom full of some whitish
My mother-in-law rushed out to see Xenie to the door. I didn't know whether
Xenie had heard or not. I was the rubbish that everyone stamps on. My own
malice was compounding the malice of fate. I had called down ill-fortune on my
head, and ...
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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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