Pierre Klossowski

Pierre Klossowski
Hommage a Klossowski

Wonderful and very rarely seen hardcover Japanese publication on the work of the great Pierre Klossowski. Features an extensive selection of his paintings and drawings reproduced in full-colour and black and white, alongside texts, biography and photographic portraits of Klossowski. Published by Atelier Peyotl and printed in Tokyo in 1988 on the occasion of a major exhibition at The Seed Hall, Seibu Shibuya . First printing in original illustrated dust jacket w. obi-strip.

Pierre Klossowski (August 9, 1905, Paris – August 12, 2001, Paris) was a French writer, translator and artist. He was the eldest son of the artists Erich Klossowski and Baladine Klossowska, and his younger brother was the painter Balthus.

As a writer, Pierre Klossowski wrote full length volumes on the Marquis de Sade and Friedrich Nietzsche, a number of essays on literary and philosophical figures, and five novels. Roberte Ce Soir (Roberte in the Evening) provoked controversy due to its graphic depiction of sexuality.[1] He translated several important texts (by Virgil, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Hölderlin, Franz Kafka, Nietzsche, and Walter Benjamin) into French, worked on films and was also an artist, illustrating many of the scenes from his novels. Klossowski participated in most issues of George Bataille’s review, Acéphale, in the late 1930s.

His 1969 book, Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle, greatly influenced French philosophers such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-François Lyotard.

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Pierre Klossowski
Roberte Ce Soir and The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (Two Novels)


Together these two novels comprise the most fascinating, obsessive, and erotic works of contemporary French fiction. Like the works of Georges Bataille, and those of the Marquis de Sade before him, Klossowski’s fiction explores the connections between the mind and the body through a lens of sexuality. Both of these novels feature Octave, an elderly cleric; his striking young wife Roberte; and their nephew, Antoine in a series of sexual situations. But Klossowski’s books are about theology as well, and this merging of the sexual with the religious makes this book one of the most painstakingly baroque and intellectual novels of our time.

Pierre Klossowski (August 9, 1905, Paris – August 12, 2001, Paris) was a French writer, translator and artist. He was the eldest son of the artists Erich Klossowski and Baladine Klossowska, and his younger brother was the painter Balthus.

As a writer, Pierre Klossowski wrote full length volumes on the Marquis de Sade and Friedrich Nietzsche, a number of essays on literary and philosophical figures, and five novels. Roberte Ce Soir (Roberte in the Evening) provoked controversy due to its graphic depiction of sexuality.[1] He translated several important texts (by Virgil, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Hölderlin, Franz Kafka, Nietzsche, and Walter Benjamin) into French, worked on films and was also an artist, illustrating many of the scenes from his novels. Klossowski participated in most issues of George Bataille’s review, Acéphale, in the late 1930s.

His 1969 book, Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle, greatly influenced French philosophers such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-François Lyotard.

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SALE2 No.33
HOMOSEX ISSUE

Issue No.33 of the great SALE2 periodical from Tokyo Japan during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Published regularly as a sort-of fanzine/journal/catalogue/pocket-book by Fiction, Inc., a specialty shop and publisher of fetish and erotica in Tokyo in the 1980-90s. Each issue covers different themes and features, heavy on fetishism.
Issue No.33, the “Homosex Issue” features Quentin Crisp, Andy Warhol, Pierre Klossowski, David Hockney, Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, Mel Odom, Jean Cocteau, Aubrey Beardsley, Guglielmo Plüschow, Vincenzo Galdi, and much more. It also features the Fiction, Inc. section that samples a cross-section of content from catalogue publications including the work of John Willie, Bill Ward, Carlo, Guido Crepax, Eric Stanton, Ruiz, Sally Roberts, Irving Claw, Betty Page, and periodicals such as Rubber Magazine, Amateur Bondage, Bizarre Comix, Bizarre Classix, Bizarre Fotos, and much more…
Very heavily illustrated throughout with erotic photography and artwork, all texts in Japanese.

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Pierre Klossowski


First English hardcover edition of this now out of print major monograph on Pierre Klossowski, AS NEW!

Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001) was a significant and influential philosopher, writer, translator and artist who befriended Georges Bataille and formulated an original stance on many theological issues, as well as the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade. His first novel, Roberte, ce soir, appeared in 1954 as a limited edition containing six of his own erotic illustrations, after he rejected drawings by his younger brother, the painter Balthus. Following the encouragement of Robert Lebel, Andre Masson and Alberto Giacometti, Klossowski held his first exhibition in Paris in 1956, and subsequently produced numerous life-size drawings of erotic scenes imbued with mythological, allegorical and philosophical connotations. By the 1970s, he had won the acclaim of such eminent thinkers as Maurice Blanchot, Michel Butor, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Felix Guattari. Of Klossowski, Gilles Deleuze once said, “That bodies speak has been known for a long time.”

This book was published on the occasion of the traveling exhibition “Pierre Klossowski” at Whitechapel Gallery, London, 20. September – 19. November 2006; Museum Ludwig, Köln, 21. Dezember 2006 – 18. März 2007; Centre Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, 2. April – 4. Juni 2007.

Edited by Anthony Spira, Sarah Wilson, texts by Pierre Klossowski, Alyce Mahon, Catherine Millet, Anthony Spira, Sarah Wilson, with an illustrated biography by Kathleen Brunner.

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