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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Right after the introductions ( through which he had stood unmoving and
expressionless ) , he had no sooner settled into a broken - down armchair than
he began talking . ' enunciating so well , while his large hands rose up. '
Monsieur , I ...
I too stood up . Michel went away to vomit . I stood there , with all the cries of the
Criolla inside my head , lost in the crush . I no longer understood . Had I shouted ,
no one would have heard , not even had I shouted my head off . I had nothing to ...
The day was beginning magically . I was aware , as I stood in the sun , of the
coolness of the morning . But my mouth tasted foul ; it was more than I could
stand . Although in no way concerned with the answer , I asked myself why 97
The Blue ...
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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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