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 sank back into a kind of dreadful sleep : things all started becoming unstuck –
dark , hideous , shapeless things that it was absolutely necessary to nail down .
There was no way of doing this . My life was falling to pieces like rotten matter .
Snow began falling . We met a group of Hitler Youth , children ten to fifteen years
old wearing shorts and black velvet boleros . They walked fast , paid no attention
to anyone , and spoke in abrupt voices . There was nothing that wasn ' t dismal ...
... Marx must also have run through the streets of Trier as a little boy . We had to
go to Coblenz the next day . From Coblenz we took a train to Frankfurt , where I
was to leave Dorothea . As we went up the Rhine valley , a fine rain was falling .
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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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