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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By the end of the dance she was quite naked, but even then she had an almost
incredible elegance and refinement. The violet glow of the spodights transformed
her lithe, shimmering body into a marvel of ghosdy pallor. I gazed at her naked ...
'It would have been so wonderful if you'd been naked when you sang to me.' '
Naked?' 'Have another drink. You can lock the door. I'll leave room for you next to
me, in my bed. Now get undressed.' 'But it's crazy.' 'Remember what you said.
naked cleft lay open to me like a freshly dug grave. We were stunned making
love over a starry graveyard. Each of the lights proclaimed a skeleton in its grave,
and they thus formed a wavering sky, as unsteady as themotions of ourmingled ...
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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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