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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Like me, she felt apprehensive about a window where she had just been sitting
for the purpose of jumping out of it. At the moment of the rug's intrusion, she hadn'
t screamed – she had curled up against me, pale, with eyes like a madwoman's.
They were thin and undernourished. Some were dozing; others were grinning
stupidly; others abrupdy struck the stage with rapid litde taps of their heels, while
simultaneously uttering solitary oles! One of them, in a half-faded, pale-blue
Evidendy he isn't expecting it; he turns pale.' 'And?' 'That's all.' I asked her, 'What
made you think about the war?' 'I don't know. Will you be frightened if there's a
war?' 'No.' She drew nearer to me, resting her burning forehead against my neck.
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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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