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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Since the day before there had , in fact , been a letter from Edith in my pocket , saying she would call me that night after ten . No one but a coward could have forgotten it . And I had actually been standing on my own doorstep when I ...
I went on , ' I'm so irritated , I'm so infuriated , I'm so done in I don't know what I'm saying but why did they do that to De Sade ? ' I almost shouted , “ Did any of them eat shit ? Yes or no ? ' All of a sudden I was wheezing so ...
Say what's on your mind . ' I had only a vague desire to know . Michel seemed ludicrous to me at this point , and what ... I couldn't help saying to him , ' Don't shout so loud . ' He was taken aback . He stopped and gazed about him .
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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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