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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... “ I had a dream that seemed never to end . It left me feeling unbearably oppressed . I'm telling you about it because I'm afraid to keep it to myself . “ We were together with a few friends , and someone said that if you went out ...
She seems like someone from another world . There are people here , workers , who felt ill at ease with her . They admired her , then they ran into her at the Criolla . Here at the Criolla she looked like a spook .
Someone was staring at me . My eyes had been lowered ; I looked up : it was a beggar , in his thirties , who wore on his head a bandanna tied under his chin and broad yellow goggles across his face . He stared at me out of his big eyes ...
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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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