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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At the very moment I went in , there was a swarm of virtually nude women on the dance floor . Several of them were pretty and unspoiled . I had asked for a table by the dance floor ( I'd refused any other ) , but the place was full ...
In this ridiculous situation , my existence , perched on a precariously balanced chair , became the incarnation of misfortune ; whereas the dancers on the light - flooded dance floor were emblems of unattainable happiness . a One of the ...
At one end , a certain number of women were sitting in a row , waiting for customers to dance with . They would dance with the customers as soon as the singers finished their numbers . These girls were fairly young , but ugly 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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