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Blue of Noon

by Georges Bataille

ISBN 0714528501 / 9780714528502 / 0-7145-2850-1
Publisher Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Language English
Edition Softcover
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The writing is superlative ... daringly imaginative, intended only for those awake and aware of the possibilities of excess - in literature and in life. Along with Cline and Breton, Bataille writes as if he were dropping a bomb; in a fore-flash he creates a world of demented funereal sexuality.?Detroit Free Press

Set against the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, Blue of Noon is one of Bataille's most overtly political works, exploring the ambiguity of sex as a subversive force and synthesizing the fetishes of violence, power and death that mesmerized an age.

In this classic of twentieth century eroticism, the reader is taken on a dark journey through the psyche of the pre-war French intelligensia, torn between identification with the victims of history and the glamour of its victors.

Georges Bataille was born in 1897 and died in 1962. His combination of scholarship and creative genius assured his pre-eminence among his generation of French intellectuals.

Other books by Georges Bataille also published by Marion Boyars are Eroticism, Story of the Eye, Literature and Evil, L'Abbe C, and My Mother, Madame Edwarda and the Dead Man. [via]