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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The maid vanished; Dirty, now staggering, went and sat on a chair. With great
difficulty she managed to set down a bottle and a glass on the floor beside her.
Her eyes were growing heavy. Her eyes tried to find me. I was no longer there.
the maid asked fearfully. ... The maid dashed out and came back with a basin. ... '
And as for you — you, the nice girl,' Dirty began, this time addressing the maid, '
you masturbate, and you look at the teapots in shopwindows for when you'll set ...
Appalled, I abrupdy told the maid, 'Sprinkle some water on her face — can't you
see she's getting all hot?' The maid immediately started busding about. She put a
wet towel on Dirty's forehead. Dirty dragged herself over to the window. Beneath
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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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