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 wanted to embarrass her – perhaps talking about myself so obsessively had
made me ashamed. I said to her with a laugh, “You know about the black
tablecloth on the supper table when Don Giovanni comes in?' 'What has that got
to do with ...
You're much too feverish to go on talking . . .' Funnily enough, my sickly
excitement gave way to calm; the strange, pervasive sound of her voice had filled
me with semi-contented apathy. For a long while I looked at Xenie, not saying
No point talking: words would already be dead and inert, the way they are in
dreams. I stammered, "He can't get in'Who do you mean? Get in?' 'I'm afraid.' '
Whom are you frightened of?' '. . . Frascata . . ." 'Frascata?" 'No. I was dreaming.
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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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