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 a sense , the revolution was part of the nightmare from which I thought I'd escaped . It was not without a feeling of embarrassment that I remembered the night spent at La Criolla , or Michel himself . That night , I imagined ...
... the clouds like crewcut hair , without the slightest shimmer ; everything was irremediably dark and dusty ... ) . There was a stifling chaos , neither glorious nor grand , which dissipated aimlessly as the winter night came on .
Since the night before , I hadn't forgotten the insoluble problem created by Xenie's arrival ; but each time I thought of it , I postponed its solution . Perhaps I wouldn't be able to make up my mind until I was with her .
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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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