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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... personally think of the possibilities now open to the movement for the emancipation of the working class . So allow me to set this problem provisionally ' – at these words he looked at me with a knowing smile , stopping at length ...
I was smiling , but my smile was plainly a spiteful one . It was , in fact , so unpleasant to behold that the other person was at a loss to know what kind of a face to put on . Then it was my mother - in - law's turn to come in .
She smiled an ironic , acid smile - an unfriendly smile . What did she have in common with the woman whom , three months before , I had watched drinking with an apparently unquenchable thirst ? Her clothes were yellow sulphurcoloured ...
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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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