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 saw that she had on a navy-blue silk dress with a white collar, pale stockings,
and white shoes. Under the dress her figure looked slender and pretty. Beneath
the carefully combed black hair, her face was young. I was sorry I was so sick.
We looked at the building – it was visibly exploding (but we heard no sound: the
explosion released dark smoke, which did not expand in swirls but rose straight
towards the clouds like crewcut hair, without the slightest shimmer; everything ...
She combed her hair and put on lipstick. She said, 'I'm better. What was it you
asked the doctor about?' “There's been a general strike. There may be a civil war.
' 'Why a civil war?' 'Between the Catalans and the Spaniards.' “A civil war?
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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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