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 remained mutely perched on the chair . There was a long silence : you could have heard our hearts inside their bodies . I walked over to the door , pale and sick , my face smeared with blood ; I was hiccupping and on the point of ...
across the chair and down the legs of their beautiful guest . While the urine was gathering into a puddle that spread over the carpet , a noise of slackening bowels made itself ponderously evident beneath the young woman's dress beet ...
I got up on a chair , I fastened the rope , and then I started wanting to know how it would feel . I didn't know whether or not I would change my mind once I kicked over the chair . But I untied the and got down from the chair .
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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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