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 filled her knocked-over glass with red wine and made her drink. One of us paid,
and the amount was then divided up, but I insisted on paying for Xenie, as though
wanting to stake out a claim on her. There was talk of going to Fred Payne's.
of the glass. She leaped up, but so clumsily that she upset the table and tray as
she rose. Everything went down in a crash of broken dishware. If at that moment
the poor girl had had the slightest reaction, she might well have jumped out the ...
He emptied glass after glass. I thought he'd end up in bed with her. He certainly
could have killed her – he would have preferred getting killed for her, but he
never would have asked her to go to bed with him. He found her captivating.
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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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