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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We barely spoke before reaching the hotel . Xenie gazed out at the city streets ,
which she was seeing for the first time . She said that at first glance Barcelona
struck her as a lovely city . I showed her the strikers and riot troops massed in
front of ...
She spoke to me again , ' I was out yesterday when you called . 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 ?
She was wild and inaccessible , she spoke unanswerably , cresting on some kind
of fury . At that moment someone started beating on the door with his fists .
Dorothea threw down the pyjama top she had removed . It was Xenie . I had told
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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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