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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She seemed literally crazy. Her shoulders were bare to the point of indecency. In
that light I found the glitter on her blonde hair unbearable. She gave me a feeling
of purity none the less. Even in her debauchery, there was such candour in her ...
The trembling, nauseated maid had to wash Dirty, who seemed calm and content
once again. She let herself be wiped and soaped. The elevator man aired the
room until the smell had completely disappeared. He then bandaged my cut to ...
Lazare, who had been staring at me, seemed touched at this point. I had stopped;
it was she who asked me, out of humanity, to tell her what happened. I resumed: 'I
had myself shown up to the room, with its twin beds and all her luggage.
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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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