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 put my hand underneath her skirt, between her legs. I felt no less exhausted, but
my discomfort had passed. There was a knock on the door, and without waiting
for an answer the elderly maid came in. Xenie got up as quickly as she could.
I had pretended to be worn out, to the point of being unable to utter a single word.
When, out of exasperation, I had finally replied to her, I began shuddering with
less restraint. She hadn't noticed a thing. — At any moment she would be coming
In general I was less afraid of the starry sky than of the dawn. I would have to wait
, wait for two hours ... I remembered: it was about two in the afternoon, beneath a
brilliant Paris sun, and I was standing on the Pont du Carrousel, when I saw a ...
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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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