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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Ne parlo qui; https: Gide offered to pay for Pierre’s education and advised him 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.

Yet after several reincarnations, he reveals himself to have had only physical interest in her, not spiritual. Retrieved from ” https: No trivia or quizzes bapgomet. The sheer weirdness strung throughout brings this up from a ponderous two-star theological text to a snappier three-star curiosity of inventive heresy.

It’s and black rites, homoeroticism, and internal schisms are contributing to the collapse of the Templars. So I’ll keep going. One must think in Latin when reading Klossowski. Gabriela rated it really liked it Jul 27, This book is so insane, I’m not even going to rate it because, honestly, I don’t even know what to make of it. The reader moves constantly from concrete sexual detail to questions and ideas, and this effect partly results from the various narrative forms employed straightforward storytelling, diaristic notes, dialogues and from unexpected shifts in narrative viewpoint.

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

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. 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.


In this narrative, the ghosts of Templar monks reassemble each year to commemorate their immolation, and engage in demonic possession of unwary animals and small children.

Exactly what I expected from Klossowski. Marco Sartorio rated it it was ok Jul 05, Thus the klossoowski for sin after baphomeh is far greater and more sullying than in life, when simply not acting upon impulses lessens their gravity. Prior notes during reading some likely now redundant: 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.

Pierre Klossowski managed singlehandedly to create an experimental eschatological myth, flowery hierographic extravaganza, heretical treatise and Gnostic fable — call it as you please, there are no analogues in literature.

Catcher in the Rye — J.

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Oct 08, Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: I tend to think that in reading what is most important is to be able to visualize. Jan 24, Eric Phetteplace rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

The setting, tone, and style are at first gothic, but with the appearance of the disembodied spirit of Saint Teresa of Avila baroque elements begin to dominate and to mix with evocations of Masonic and esoteric ritual, Gnostic heresy, and theological but also philosophical discussion.

The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne. Not even all the weird psychosexual craziness can keep me fully engaged with this. The central theme of the novel is a theological argument and speculation on the nature of identity of the deceased assuming that the soul lives on after death and as a hypothesis the souls of the monks of the Knights Templar, executed in by the King of France, discover that the gates to heaven are closed as the number of the elect has been reached.


Books by Pierre Klossowski. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is because each of the husbands is accused of giving his wife to his friends and later selling her favors to strangers. Posted January 5, by Lale Eskicioglu.

I hope I said that delicately enough. Gide offered to pay for Pierre’s education and advised him to study philosophy. After the historical prologue the action is transferred to a seemingly atemporal sphere, where the disembodied souls of the former Knights Templar await the moment when the Last Judgment will be pronounced klossowsmi they will be reunited once more with their earthly bodies.

My interpretation was that everything that takes place after the prologue is happening to the swirling breaths, not real bodies, though there is at least one sequence in which the Grand Master is dreaming himself back in his body.

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But which frames these with some vital weight and significance, and some kind of underlying intimation klossowksi reality possibly a completely blasphemous one, even.

As a boy Pierre met Andre Gide in the Klossowski home and sealed a friendship with Andre by sharing with him his collection of Moroccan postcards featuring images of young boys. Still, it remains difficult to read his works without recalling his long training for the Catholic priesthood. Morte di Dio, dannazione, possessione qui inversa con S. Want to Read saving…. As graphic as his baphomft scenes are, they are hardly intended to titillate; instead, they generally consist of stark, emotionally neutral descriptions.

I find this chamber of bellows rather hard to visualize.