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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The place was crowded with men , and their eyes were getting ominous ; the eyes of these perplexed men recalled spent cigars . Dirty clasped her naked thighs with both hands . She moaned as she bit into a grubby curtain .
Her eyes were growing heavy . Her eyes tried to find me . I was no longer there . She lost her head . In a desperate voice she called out , ' Troppmann ! ' There was no reply . She got up and several times nearly fell .
be ' eyes to cry with ' . Someone was staring at me . My eyes had been lowered ; I looked up : it was a beggar , in his thirties , who wore on his head a bandanna tied under his chin and broad yellow goggles across his face .
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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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