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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Your friends insisted that it didn ' t matter . You didn ' t say anything , but you
turned very red . You were determined not to get yourself murdered , but your
friends were leading you on , and you all went out . ' A man then appeared . He '
d come ...
It would be best if I died now , which is what I was hoping for . I was so exhausted
by fever and by this intensity of revulsion that I couldn't explain anything to her ; in
fact , I didn't understand anything myself . With almost insane abruptness she ...
She didn't answer ; she didn't look up . I realized that she was incapable of asking
the maid for anything . Still , she couldn't go without food . she was I said to her , '
Open the cupboard . You'll find a tin box with cookies in it . There should be a ...
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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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