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Klossowski, Pierre

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Nietzsche and the vicious circle by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

81 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long recognized as a masterpiece of Nietzsche scholarship, Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle is made available here for the first time in English. Taking a structuralist approach to the relation between Nietzsche's thought and his life, Pierre Klossowski emphasizes the centrality of the notion of Eternal Return (a cyclical notion of time and history) for understanding Nietzsche's propensities for self-denial, self-refutation, and self-consumption. Nietzsche's ideas did not stem from personal pathology, according to Klossowski. Rather, Nietzsche made a pathological use of his best ideas, anchoring them in his own fluctuating bodily and mental conditions. Thus Nietzsche's belief that questions of truth and morality are at base questions of power and fitness resonates dynamically and intellectually with his alternating lucidity and delirium
The Baphomet by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

61 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book opens with the events precipitating the dissolution of the Templar Order in 1307, the setting moves quickly beyond the historical into the theological as the focus shifts to the disembodied spirits of the dead, martyred members of the Order. The author, who identifies this work as "gnosis or fable, or Oriental tale," investigates the problematic nature of identity by asking what becomes of a soul dissociated from a body. This question is further complicated by the "pure" souls' erotic interest in the alluring and recently abandoned body of a young page, variously populated by the spirits of the dissipated Grand Master of the Order and of St. Theresaa situation that allows the author to stage a discussion of idolatry and the nature of deities
Sade mon prochain by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

70 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux essais sur Sade, avec deux interprétations successives : celle qui affirme que Sade est un antireligieux antithéologique et l'autre qui veut que Sade soit un pervers qui justifie rationnellement sa perversion
Such a deathly desire = Un si funeste désir by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberte ce soir and the revocation of the edict of Nantes by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like the works of Georges Bataille, and those of the Marquis de Sade before him, Klossowski's erotic fiction explores the connections between the mind and body. This pair of short novels merges the sexual misadventures of Octave, his striking young wife Roberte, and their nephew Antoine, with Klossowski's philosophical and theological concerns. Roberte Ce Soir is a dramatic enactment of Octave's ritual of hospitality in which Roberte offers herself to any guest who desires her, and The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes relates Roberte's predicament when she is forced to censor this same play. The resulting text represents one of the most provocative intellectual and sexual discourses of our time."--Jacket
Sade my neighbor by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 120 days of Sodom and other writings by Sade( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of the psychology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."--Sade's Last Will and Testament."-- (April 19, 2011)
La révocation de l'édit de Nantes. [Récit by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

63 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bain de Diane by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

34 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in French and Portuguese and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the psychological and cultural significance of death
La Monnaie vivante by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I should have written you after my first reading of The Living Currency; it was already breath-taking and I should have responded. After reading it a few more times, I know it is the best book of our times.' Letter to Pierre Klossowski from Michel Foucault, winter 1970. Living Currency is the first English translation of Klossowski's La monnaie vivante. It offers an analysis of economic production as a mechanism of psychic production of desires and is a key work from this often overlooked but wonderfully creative French thinker.--
Roberte ce soir by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

44 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les lois de l'hospitalité by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«Au sortir d'une période où je fus ramené trois fois de suite au même thème dont résultèrent trois variations, le phénomène de la pensée me revient, tel qu'il s'était produit, avec ses hausses, ses chutes et ses absences, lorsqu'un jour, ayant cherché à relater quelques circonstances de ma vie, il m'arriva d'être bientôt réduit à un signe. La persistance d'un nom qui en forme le prétexte rend compte à elle seule d'un fond de pensée monotone. [...] Fasciné par le nom de Roberte en tant que signe, alors que j'étais dans le jardin sans plus rien voir de l'ensoleillée verdure autour de moi, n'ayant d'autre vision que la pénombre insituable où se jouait la lueur de sa main dégantée - je me décide à décrire ce qui doit se passer dans cette pénombre, ici illusoire. Je réfère au nom de Roberte ce que je vois et que je ne verrais point à défaut de ce nom.» Avant de donner lieu à une méditation, le signe unique est pour Pierre Klossowski une révélation expérimentale. Ce prénom, sans lequel il ne pourrait ni voir ni écrire, présente une absolue qui s'appelle la pensée. Maurice Blanchot commente ainsi Les lois de l'hospitalité : «Les pages les plus dramatiques qu'une écriture abstraite puisse nous donner à lire aujourd'hui.»--Page 4 de la couverture
La vocation suspendue, roman by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made available in English for the very first time by NY based Small Press, Pierre Klossowski's debut novel, The Suspended Vocation, fictionalizes and satirizes the great erotic artist, philosopher, and iconoclast's brief, wartime flirtation with the priesthood, portraying the Church as a haven for conspiracy, idolatry, perversion, and even atheism. Written in the form of a disapproving monograph on an anonymous, confessional novel (itself titled The Suspended Vocation), it is the story of the hapless Jérôme, whose lust for holiness leads him astray in a cloistered world full of ideological and physical temptations. Sometimes a knowing critique of "religious fiction," sometimes a wicked self-parody of Klossowski's own lifelong obsessions, and sometimes a sacerdotal spy novel, The Suspended Vocation is one of the strangest and most audacious debuts in twentieth-century literature
Tractatus logico-philosophicus ; (Suivi de) Investigations philosophiques by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Débutant à partir des principes du symbolisme et des rapports qui sont nécessaires entre les mots et les choses dans tout langage, il applique le résultat de ses recherches ax différents domaines de la philosophie traditionnelle, montrant dans chaque cas comment la philosophie traditionnelle et les solutions traditionnelles naissent de l'ignorance des principes du symbolisme et du mauvais usage du langage (Bertrand Russell)
Diana at her bath ; The women of Rome by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tableaux vivants : essais critiques, 1936-1983 by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassemble les essais les plus importants de P. Klossowski. Des premiers articles publiés dans la revue "Acéphale", autour de Sade et de Nietzsche, aux évocations de figures familières, des considérations sur son entreprise romanesque à un ensemble d'écrits sur l'oeuvre d'art et ses démons, ce sont tous les aspects de l'oeuvre protéiforme et inclassable de Klossowski qui sont ainsi offerts
Origines cultuelles et mythiques d'un certain comportement des dames romaines by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decadence of the nude : Pierre Klossowski, Maurice Blanchot by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three essays by Pierre Klossowski and one by Maurice Blanchot on Klossowski's work
Journal intime : suivi de Esquisse d'une autobiographie, Considérations sur le péché, Méditations by Franz Kafka( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1950 in French and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal by Paul Klee( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal de P. Klee (1879-1940), commencé à l'âge de vingt ans et tenu jusqu'en 1917. Le peintre, graveur et dessinateur suisse y évoque ses amours, ses rêves, ses réflexions sur la peinture et la musique, ses voyages en Italie et en Tunisie
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sade my neighbor
The BaphometSuch a deathly desire = Un si funeste désirRoberte ce soir and the revocation of the edict of NantesSade my neighborThe 120 days of Sodom and other writingsDecadence of the nude : Pierre Klossowski, Maurice BlanchotBataille, Klossowski, Blanchot : writing at the limit
Alternative Names
Klossovski, Pierre

Klossovski, Pierre 1905-2001

Klossowski de Rola, Pierre 1905-2001

Klossowski P.

Klossowski P. 1905-2001

Klossowski, Peter 1905-2001

Klossowski Pierre

Klossowski, Pierre, 1905-2001

Klossowsky Pierre

Pierre Klossowski ealaíontóir

Pierre Klossowski Frans taalkundige (1905-2001)

Pierre Klossowski französischer Schriftsteller, Übersetzer und Maler

Pierre Klossowski French writer and artist

Pierre Klossowski French writer, translator and painter (1905-2001)

Pierre Klossowski kunstenaar

Pierre Klossowski 'n Franse skrywer, filosoof, vertaler en kunstenaar

Pierre Klossowski scrittore, traduttore e pittore francese

Клоссовски П. 1905-2001

Клоссовски Пьер

Клоссовски, Пьер французский философ, психоаналитик, писатель, художник, литературный критик и переводчик

Клоссовский П. 1905-2001

П'єр Клоссовскі

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پير كلوسوسكى

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クロソウスキー, ピエール

クロソフスキー, ピエール


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