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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... between two candles, with their bodies whitened with talcum powder—but that
was beside the point. I spoke to Dirty about things we could do, I started getting
on her nerves –" 'Couldn't Dirty play the part of a dead woman, if she loved you?
The Minerva started whirling a marble scimitar in the air. Everything about her
was corpselike. The Moorish shape of her weapon referred to the place where
things were happening: a 'scimitary' of white marble, of livid marble. She was ...
You know what I imagine sometimes: I imagine the war having started. And then I
have to tell a certain man that war has broken out. I pay him a visit. Evidently he
isn't expecting it; he turns pale.' 'And?' 'That's all." I asked her, 'What made you ...
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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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