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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Then two girls came along , and one of them , confronted with the threat of the raised belt , turned on me . She insulted me and spat her contempt in my face . She was really pretty blonde , with strong patrician features .
( The others were the Catalans and the Generalitat of Barcelona . ) They were shooting on Calle Fernando : that was right next to us . A wild salvo shook the air . Dorothea went over to one of the windows . I turned round .
She rolled over and turned her back to me . She then said , ' You ought to go away . It would be better now if I stayed by myself . ' ' If you'd like it better , I can go out . ' ' You want to get yourself killed . ' ' Why ?
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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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