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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She took me home . I didn't utter another word . 2 I usually saw her at a bar - and - grill behind the Bourse . I used to make her eat with me . It was hard for us getting to the end of a meal . We spent our time arguing .
Then she took the doll out of its paper cone , tossed it onto the piano , and burst out laughing . The thing fell on the wooden piano with the faint sound of a body flopping . The legs had in fact flopped outward ; the feet had been cut ...
I slipped on a shirt and jacket , laced up my shoes as fast as I could , and took to the streets . I went into a brightly lighted bar where I gulped down a cup of coffee . It was too hot , I burned my mouth .
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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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