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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As curator ofthe municipallibrary in Orleans, he leda relatively simplelife, althoughhe became involved, usually on the fringes, with the surrealist movement. He founded the literary review Critique in 1946,which heedited untilhis ...
... historical imminence, is none the less accompanied in the reader byacurious sense ofimmanence. It isas ifa cloacaGodwere to descendto someone who waslabouring on the torture throne of constipation, and deliver them a laxativebalm.
Certainly, sucha plangent harping onthe self abandonmentof arousalisevinced by Bataille'sStory of theEye; but with Blue ofNoon wefindourselves drawninto complicity with Troppmann's spiritual, emotional and sexual degradation in amore ...
Hemeets people onthe terrace of theCaféde Flore, or at the Dôme. In London heand Dirty frequent Limehousedives, as wellas theSavoy.While in Barcelonahedrops in on transvestite acts at the Criolla. Troppmanndrinks alcoholically – but ...
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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