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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down getting out of the elevator and vomited on the floor . . . You remember?'
Dirty was articulating through dead lips, seeing nothing. In fearful embarrassment
the two servants cast sidelong glances, questioning and observing one another.
Then: 'You don't give a fuck, but things like that make me want to vomit, do you
hear?' With a mild gesture I managed to interrupt her. As I made her take another
swallow of Scotch, I said to the attendant, 'Admit that if it was up to you, you'd ...
After a few minutes I got up to vomit. After vomiting I went back to bed; I felt some
relief, but the nausea lost no time in returning. I started shivering; my teeth were
chattering. I was obviously sick - sick in an extremely disagreeable way.
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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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