The Baphomet [Pierre Klossowski, Sophie Hawkes, Stephen Sartarelli] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fiction. Pierre Klossowski’s last. the critics’ prize that year to Klossowski’s final novel, Le Baphomet. For critical accounts of all these novels see Ian James, Pierre Klossowski: The Persistence. Pierre Klossowski – The Baphomet by duarte0martinho.

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It is never certain whether Baphomet is an actual entity, or whether this is a hallucinogenic spectacle produced by the dying consciousness of the monks themselves shortly before onset of death. Nobody care about them anymore. The Good Earth — Pearl S. But it succeeds in Klossowski writes beyond our sense of realism, to bring about meditations on life, death, morality and so on, from the depths of gnostic heresy.

Teresa was a mystic who described her religious ecstasy in orgasmic terms, while the Templars were accused of worshiping a pagan idol, the Baphomet, and conducting rituals including sodomy.

The author explains that her organ of arousal, when stimulated, is comparable in dimension to the analogous organ of a boy. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

I find this chamber of bellows rather hard to visualize. This baaphomet just really tough, not so much fun, dubiously rewarding. Trivia About The Baphomet.

After reading this, I probably won’t end up investigating more of his works, but it was definitely a worthwhile read. But it succeeds in convincing us that this view — of the intermix of personal, interpersonal, political, social, and so on — that klossowskl is interconnected with knowledge and morality.

The Baphomet

But which frames these with some vital weight and significance, and some kind of underlying intimation of reality possibly a completely blasphemous one, even. Your comments are very welcome. When I finally found a copy of this, it caught my eye in passing tucked into the theory and philosophy shelves at my favorite used book store. In other words, both writers eventually adopted an almost permanent writerly silence during their last years, seeking out a more direct means of reproducing mental images.


I am intrigued by the novel. Even though Bataille wrote weird pornos, he managed to pair the eroticism with a rigorous theoretical perspective.

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From Wikipedia, the klkssowski encyclopedia. Posted January 5, by Lale Eskicioglu. Gide offered to pay for Pierre’s education and advised olossowski to study philo It helps to know something of Pierre Klossowski to begin to appreciate this book as taken by itself a casual reader will be confronted with some esoteric theological arguments told in a dense convoluted style.

Foucault writes klossoski introduction that doesn’t seem to be about the book at all, but it is pretty good nonetheless. I gesti ora misurati, ora eccessivi dei protagonisti ricordano quelli dei neonati baphomft ancora non hanno preso le misure sul proprio corpo: I have no idea why Nietzsche is an anteater.

She is usually depicted having sex or being raped. How we live and exist among others is not an actual reality the way most of us believe, but an intermix within the gap inherent between us and others, within us and within others.

Alcebiades Diniz rated it it was amazing Sep 14, There surely is no other book like this… All the book characters are the disembodied spirits of the dead participating in their spiritual happenings.

Baphomet itself was a fabled idol that the medieval Knights Templar supposedly worshipped, until the violent suppression of their order, for heresy and sodomy in It helps to know something of Pierre Klossowski to begin to appreciate this book as taken by itself a casual reader will be confronted with some esoteric theological arguments told in mlossowski dense convoluted style.

In this case, the body of a baphoomet dead page gives cause for interest, although the Templar Grand MasterFriedrich Nietzscheand Klossowski himself also assume animal forms during the dialogue and vignettes that follow, and provide commentary on erosdeathtransgression and rejection of conventional morality.


Sep 07, Alex Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cancel You must be logged in to post a comment. The actual story here is entirely entertaining, but the rather stilted, circumspect delivery translation? With its unorthodox and often archaic vocabulary and syntax and, after the historical prologue, its discontinuous and fantastical narrative presentation, in which kpossowski boundaries between persons and identities appear permeable and insecure, Le Baphomet engages klosxowski reader in a textual experience that can be both baffling and obscure.

The Baphomet by Pierre Klossowski. Paperbackpages. Dombey and Son — Charles Dickens. Things he baphpmet to care about: It is also a work that can appear to lack any intellectual or formal coherence, one whose multiplicity and evident complexity may seem to promise rich possibilities of interpretation and literary value but whose narrative disorder and stylistic singularity can ultimately leave the reader frustrated with the sense of having been exposed to something of a literary mess.

But signs indicating what? It’s and black rites, homoeroticism, and internal schisms are contributing to the collapse of the Templars. Not that my ability to understand anything is in any way a standard of quality, but I have to wonder how many readers are likely to put in the work on a text of abstract theology about debaucherous Templar souls awaiting Judgement.

Such are the questionable Manichaean not to say Machiavellian ethics at play here. Klossowski writes beyond our baphomrt of realism, to bring about meditations on life, death, morality and so on, from the depths of gnostic heresy.