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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It's just that you won't understand . ' I handed her a page from Edith's letter . ( I imagined that Lazare would understand it , but be astonished . ) I said to myself : I may be obsessed with my own importance , but neither Lazare ...
Lazare couldn't understand why the dream was making me cry . I told her , ' I can't explain everything to you . It's just that I've behaved like a coward with everyone I love . My wife has devoted herself to me .
Stay with us . ' Xenie , in the doorway , did not move . The firing went on . Dorothea tugged me by the sleeve . She led me to the far end of the room and spoke into my ear . ' I just had a horrible idea - understand ? ' ' What idea ?
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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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