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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( This man , who was in his forties , may have had the face of a thieving gravedigger , but it was of such an unctuosity that it seemed to have been pickled in oil . ) ' A glass of whisky ? ' Dirty asked . No one answered .
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 . He stared at me out of his big eyes for a long time .
Hurrying down a back road , our faces lashed by the wind , Dorothea and I felt we no longer existed . ... She was still beautiful ; nevertheless her face kept dissolving in that light , dissolving in the grey of the sky .
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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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