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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Even of you. Scared to death –' 'Wouldn't Madame like a glass of water?' the maid
asked fearfully. 'Shit!' Dirty curtly answered, sticking out her tongue at her, 'I
happen to be sick, don't forget that. I also happen to have a few brains in my head
I was obviously sick—sick in an extremely disagreeable way. I sank back into a
kind of dreadful sleep: things all started becoming unstuck – dark, hideous,
shapeless things that it was absolutely necessary to nail down. There was no
way of ...
I'm not as sick as I seem.' She smiled; but her smile was unsettling. 'I had to travel
third class as far as Marseilles. Otherwise I would have left tonight at the earliest.'
'Why? Didn't you have enough money?' 'I had to keep some for the plane.
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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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