Blue of Noon
Penguin UK, 2015 M05 7 - 128 páginas
Set against the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, Blue of Noon is a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from city to city in a surreal sexual and mental nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his internal collapse mirrors the fighting and marching on the streets outside. Exploring the dark forces beneath the surface of civilization, this is a novel torn between identifying with history's victims and being seduced by the monstrous glamour of its terrible victors, and is one of the twentieth century's great nihilist works.
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A short epilogue follows them as they leaveSpain totravel through Nazi Germany,
until they eventuallypart in Frankfurt. In afinal coda, Troppmann witnessesa
military bandof Hitler Youth, averring that 'Each peal of music in the night wasan ...
Read as allegory, the encounters between Troppmann and aGerman dancer,
who inflames his lust by suggestively manipulating a wax dummy; or Troppmann,
Dirty and the Hitler Youth who'walked fast, paidno attention toanyone, and spoke
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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