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 felt like an idiot , but I needed to talk . Given my anguish , and no matter how foolish it may have been , it was better for Lazare to stay with me . She had stayed with me : I felt less lost . ) I explained what I meant .
I still felt like throwing up : the feeling had not really subsided for the past two days . I sent out for a bottle of bad champagne . I drank a glass of it iced . After a few minutes I got up to vomit . After vomiting I went back to ...
I felt no remorse , but I couldn't stand the thought of keeping it up . The worst had ended for me a month earlier . Since the night before , it seemed almost as though the nightmare were starting again - but I felt that it hadn't ...
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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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