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 suddenly had another thought : Lazare might find the world more bearable if
disaster befell me . She must sense a crime in me that demands atonement . . .
She will be inclined to involve me in some nasty business : even if she is aware
of the ...
Since the night before , I hadn't forgotten the insoluble problem created by
Xenie's arrival ; but each time I thought of it , I postponed its solution . Perhaps I
wouldn't be able to make up my mind until I was with her . I didn't want to be
brutal with ...
However unconvincing this solution may have been , it satisfied me ; I gave it no
further thought . Time passed very quickly . I went back to Barcelona . The city
already had an abnormal air about it ; cafés had taken away their sidewalk tables
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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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