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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She got up and several times nearly fell . She made it to the bathroom door ; she
saw me slumped on a bench , haggard and white . In my drunkenness I had just
reopened the cut in my right hand . The bleeding , which I was trying to stanch ...
She fell on her knees , she fell down in front of me and hid her tears in the sheets
. I said to her , ' Stretch out next to me , and don ' t cry any more . . . ' She replied : '
I ' m drunk . ' The bottle on the table was empty . She got into bed . She still ...
She began speaking again , then fell wholly silent : there had been a volley of
shots . There was a moment's respite before the shooting started up again . It
came suddenly pouring forth , not far away . Dorothea had sat upright . She wasn'
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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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