By Georges Bataille
Set opposed to 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 urban to urban in a surreal sexual and psychological nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his inner cave in mirrors the scuffling with and marching at the streets outdoors. Exploring the darkish forces underneath the outside of civilization, it is a novel torn among opting for with history's sufferers and being seduced by way of the huge glamour of its poor victors, and is among the 20th century's nice nihilist works.
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No, don't bother. Stay next to me . Nearer than that - I want to feel your breath . " She moved closer, but her mouth had a winy smell. She said to me, " You're burning. " " I feel worse, " I resumed. "I'm afraid of dying. All my life I've been obsessed with the fear of death, and now - I can't stand seeing that window open any longer, it's making me dizzy. That's what 'it is. " Xenie immediately jumped up. "Go ahead and shut it, but come back. Come back right away -" 84 THE BLUE OF NOON Everything was becoming confused.
Still, it roused me from my prostration to some extent. I was surprised that the poor girl had that much understanding. But there was nothing she could do for me - even if one allowed that I might eventually emerge from my disease. I took her hand, drew it toward me, and gently rubbed it against my cheek so that it would be prickled by my rough beard. I said to her with a laugh, "You can't kiss a man with a four-day bead ! " She drew my hand to her and kissed it at length. She caught me by surprise.
Like me, she felt apprehensive about a win dow where she had just been sitting for the purpose of jumping out of it. At the moment of the rug's intrusion, MOTHERL Y FEET 8S she hadn't screamed - she had curled up against me, pale, with eyes like a madwoman's. I was getting out of my depth. "It's too dark . . " . . Xenie stretched out alongside me - it was then she assumed the appearance of a dead woman . . She was naked . . She had the pale breasts of a prosti tute . . A sooty cloud was blackening the sky .
Blue of Noon by Georges Bataille