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 was aroused by me , she aroused me , but all we managed to do was nauseate one another . Everything became impossible . I felt done for . At times like that all I could think about was jumping in front of a train .
I managed to ask for the hotel in Paris . The waiting finished me off . I looked at the express letter : it was dated September 30. Today was October 4. In despair I started to sob . After a quarter of an hour , the hotel answered that ...
I pulled myself up and only with great difficulty managed to worm my way outside . I was in a desolate landscape of factories , railroad bridges , and empty lots . I was waiting for the explosion that would , with a single blast ...
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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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