Pierre 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.

* Condition: Very Good-Fine (tight, clean copy throughout w. original illustrated dust jacket and obi-strip, protected in plastic) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Pierre Klossowski - Hommage a Klossowski
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