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 can honestly say that death was boring its way into my head - I no longer remember what I did in that room ... At one point I went to the window and opened it ; the wind was making a violent noise – there was a thunderstorm on the way ...
I remember my head feeling heavy . I was absurdly cool ; at the same time , I felt I was going crazy . I got to my feet with the excuse that I would squarely confront my fate . I went back to the window . The black streamer was still ...
Sing your head off - ' ' If you like , ' said she . She was so unsettled by love and the sense of her nakedness that her voice shrank in her throat . The periods of the song warbled through the room . Her whole body seemed ablaze .
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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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