Décadence du nu

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Black Dog Pub., 2002 - Literary Criticism - 205 pages
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The latest volume in the Revisions series presents the work of French author and artist Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001), who is most well known for his erotic and bawdy imagery and surrealist fiction. Essays in the book explore the interdependence of the sacred and the profane, the political and moral responsibilities of the artist, and the power of the imagination in modern societies witch have witnessed the "death of the God." Included in this volume are essays by Pierre Klossowski and the renowned French theories Maurice Blanchot, examining Klossowski's fiction, along with a critical introduction by Alyce Mahon.

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About the author (2002)

Klossowski, brother of the painter Balthus, is widely rcognized as a central figure in the contemporary French avant-garde.

Maurice Blanchot, 1907 - Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in 1907. Some of his works in translation include "Death Sentence" (1978), "The Gaze of Orpheus" (1981), "Madness of the Day" (1988), "The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me" (1993), all of which were translated by Lydia Davis, and "Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him" (translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, 1987).

Alyce Mahon was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the Courtauld Institute in London. She is now Lecturer in Modern Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. She specializes in twentieth-century art and critical theory, with a particular research emphasis on
Surrealism, French art and politics, and performance art.

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