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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With great difficulty she managed to set down a bottle and a glass on the floor
beside her. 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!
down getting out of the elevator and vomited on the floor . . . You remember?'
Dirty was articulating through dead lips, seeing nothing. In fearful embarrassment
the two servants cast sidelong glances, questioning and observing one another.
At the very moment I went in, there was a swarm of virtually nude women on the
dance floor. Several of them were pretty and unspoiled. I had asked for a table by
the dance floor (I'd refused any other), but the place was full, and the chair I'd ...
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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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