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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In my mouth I still had the taste of Dirty's lips – an inexplicable something . I began staring at one of the railroad men . He went by ; I felt sick looking at him . Why was it he had nothing in common with a woman I could kiss ?
That mouth made me want to retch . I would have enjoyed hitting it ; he looked like an obese , wellto - do citizen . I asked him the way to the toilet ( where I should have been hurrying as fast as I could ) . I hadn't even wiped I away ...
then jerk the stick level with his mouth ; from crotch to mouth , from mouth to crotch , each rise and fall jerking to a grinding salvo from the drums . The sight was obscene . It was terrifying - if I hadn't been blessed with ...
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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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