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Sep 13, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. 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.

Spoon River Anthology — E. Klossowski writes beyond our sense of realism, to bring about meditations on life, death, morality and so on, from the depths of gnostic heresy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jul 29, Alex Obrigewitsch rated it really liked it. To Michel Foucault Oh.

The Baphomet

We navigate this interstice often with blind faith. But you might take her for young man when depicted nude because of her androgynous appearance.

Marco Sartorio rated it it was ok Jul 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Naked Lunch — William S. Sign up to our Newsletter. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. And then to craft fitting simulacra of what he has glimpsed; that is, disquieting representations of something still further upstream, at a mysterious fountainhead that cannot truly be described, or fully seen, or touched.


Apr 14, Lex Poot rated it did not like it Shelves: Prior notes during reading some likely now redundant: Yet after several reincarnations, he reveals himself to have had only physical interest in her, not spiritual. Before starting The BaphometI did some background reading on Gnosticism, and that is helping a lot.

Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not that klosxowski 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. Libra — Don DeLillo.

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Oct 08, Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: La sconsiglio dunque a chi non ha paura del Bafometto ma teme la sintassi esacerbata. Ivo rated it it was amazing Sep 15, To be What is this? Nov 21, Michael A. In this narrative, the ghosts of Templar monks reassemble each year to commemorate their immolation, and engage in demonic possession naphomet unwary animals and small children.

But not exactly recommended to general interest. Theresa is one of the blessed, but she has been granted a dispensation to hang around looking after the soul of her former confessor. Cancel You must be logged in to post a comment. There surely is no other book like this… All the book characters are the disembodied spirits of the dead participating in their spiritual happenings.

Other transgressive French writers, or American critics who wish they were French. The writing is generally dense and theoretical, with arguments wound to and fro in long inextricable sentences, to the point of either requiring multiple re-readings, or just surrender to confusion for pages on end.


Who was this written for, anyway? In other words, passages that have recently been written as it were become objects of commentary in other, not necessarily later, passages. The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne. Klossowski’s concerns here seem to fall entirely withing theoretical theology, dealing with the metaphysical problems of expired breaths — ie souls — churning in immaterial space as they await a Judgement Day seemingly eternally deferred.

The Bean Trees — Barbara Kingsolver. I was all but throwing up my hands when suddenly I hit a bit klossowwki a reincarnated fly exploring a hermaphroditic body in ecstasy, and later an extended dialogue with an anteater antichrist.

I did know some of that. It’s and black rites, homoeroticism, and internal schisms are contributing to the collapse of the Templars.

I felt like in The Baphomet, you were supposed to just admire the theory and not care about how the author approached it. Gabriela rated it really liked it Jul 27, bqphomet Crowning the complexity is a puzzling sentence discreetly slipped in at the onset of Roberte Ce Soir.

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