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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She pointed this out to me with a distracted laugh. Her speech ... She came
tumbling down – my mother –' Dirty burst out laughing, like some lunatic. ... She
stopped laughing and began shouting: 'Oh, my, I'm getting silly – I'll have to . . .
No, no ...
Personally, I could no longer tell whether I was supposed to feel anxious or start
laughing. It became clear that if I did start laughing, this corpse of sorts would be
nothing but a sarcastic jest; whereas if I started trembling, it would rush at me and
"Oh?' I burst out laughing. 'We shouldn't attack the prison. It's absurd!' Michel had
been speaking at the top of his lungs. We had come to a crowded street. I couldn't
help saying to him, 'Don't shout so loud.' He was taken aback. He stopped ...
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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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