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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I disliked the entire business . 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 had a sense of escape , as if I had spent the night on a train in a packed
compartment Little by little , I began remembering what was happening to me . I
leaped out of bed . I dressed without washing and went out into the street . It was
eight o ...
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 . I didn't want to be
brutal 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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