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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In theory, Xenie was on the train to Barcelona, drawing rapidly nearer to me. I
imagined the speed of the train, its lights vivid in the night as with a terrific din it
drew nearer. I thought I saw a mouse, perhaps a cockroach — something black ...
I had half an hour to kill before the train arrived. I found a cafe that was open. I
asked for a carafe of white wine, but drinking gave me no pleasure. I thought
back to the dream I had had that night about the revolution: I was more intelligent
- or ...
He was underground now, near London - Marx must also have run through the
streets of Trier as a litde boy. 5 We had to go to Coblenz the next day. From
Coblenz we took a train to Frankfurt, where I was to leave Dorothea. As we went
up the ...
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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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