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 felt weak as an infant's cry , as if my life , now that it was no longer unhappy , were in its swaddling clothes - a puny thing . and on my The only thing to be done with Xenie was to meet her at the station and take her to the hotel ...
Emerging from her clothes , her breasts were of a lunar whiteness . We let go of one another from time to time , simply letting ourselves quiver with cold : our bodies were quivering like two rows of teeth chattering together .
earth as by naked flesh ; no sooner was Dorothea's cleft out of sight under her clothes than I hurriedly bared it again . On our way back , with the graveyard behind us , the streets of the town were empty .
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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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