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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Even of you. Scared to death - ' 'Wouldn't Madame like a glass of water?' the maid
asked fearfully. 'Shit!' Dirty curdy answered, sticking out her tongue at her, 'I
happen to be sick, don't forget that. I also happen to have a few brains in my head
... all I could think about was jumping in front of a train ..." I paused, then went on. '
It always left this taste of corpses — ' 'What do you mean?" 'Especially in London.
When I went to Priim, we agreed that nothing like that should happen again.
Everything happened quickly. We barely spoke before reaching the hotel. Xenie
gazed out at the city streets, which she was seeing for the first time. She said that
at first glance Barcelona struck her as a lovely city. I showed her the strikers and ...
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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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