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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If youcommit yourself to reading Blue of Noon thereis no necessity for you toworry about where it's all heading – becauseyour very assent to thejourney means that you're incapable of readinga map. There'sa kind ofexhilaration inthis ...
And it's just to say that in as much as the more notorious work rushes itsreaders to the shit house where sex and death ... important andsignificant work – rushes its readers intothe shitty charnel housewhich was the Second World War.
Bataille wasprofoundly affected by his insane parentsand their demise; hisreligious faith and its abandonment; his careerof licentiousness (hewas an avid client of prostitutes) andhis own physical malaise. All ofthese elements are ...
... desirable– to read Blueof Noon as astraightforward political/historical allegory. It was doubtlessthis that Bataille himself had in mind, when on its publicationin 1957he said of the work: 'No later than 1936, I had decided to think ...
Butit's a revolution seen as embarked on without any Marxist conviction in the inevitability of its outcome; in place of historical determinism we are exposedto personal detumescence. For Troppmann's worldis already slidinginexorably ...
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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