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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“ Tell me . Show some pity for me – tell me ... ' ' I started down the corridor , barefoot . I was quivering . In front of the corpse I kept quivering - I was frightened and aroused . Aroused to the limit . I was in a kind of trance .
I blew my horn ; Michel would come down and open the front door of the building . Michel kept me waiting . He kept me waiting for ages . I finally began hoping he wouldn't appear . No sooner had my car stopped in front of the designated ...
I was standing in front of children who were lined up on the tiers of the stage in military formation . They were in short black velvet pants and short jackets adorned with shoulder knots ; they were bareheaded ; fifes to the ...
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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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