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The theological arguments at this point in history relative to a secular world reduces the novel to a quaint relic enlivened only by the erotic setting. Want to Read saving…. Who was this written for, anyway?

The Baphomet

The Good Earth — Pearl S. All the images of him and description of kloesowski nature are eclectically synthetic and all of them were invented long after the last of The Knights Templar was dead. Yet as in other examples of that quintessentially French literary tradition going back at least as far as the Marquis de Sade the pertinence of whom Klossowski himself rehabilitates in Sade My Neighbor, explicitly sexual, even blatantly pornographic, writings sometimes aim well beyond their immediate subject matter.

With its unorthodox and often archaic vocabulary and syntax and, after the historical prologue, its discontinuous and fantastical narrative presentation, in which the boundaries between persons and identities appear permeable and insecure, Le Baphomet engages the reader in a textual experience that can be both lkossowski and obscure. The Baphomet — Pierre Ilossowski.

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I guess homo-erotic Templar porn just isn’t my genre. The Cornish Trilogy — Robertson Davies. This is the gap inherent within language and the gap inherent within ourselves brought to page. Even though Bataille wrote weird pornos, he managed to pair the eroticism with a rigorous theoretical perspective.

Klossowski writes beyond our sense of realism, to bring about meditations on life, death, morality and so on, from the depths of gnostic heresy.

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We are never sure if we are looking at an inspired work of genius or a jumbled mess. Paperbackpages. The Foucault prologue was unbelievably boring, surprisingly, and Klossowski’s explanations appendix also sort of destroyed some of the mysteries of the whole thing i.

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 and they will be reunited once more with their earthly bodies. 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.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Aug 20, Gui added it. Before starting The BaphometI did some background reading on Gnosticism, and that is helping a lot.

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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 Sep 13, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat The brass serpent is the Gnostic emblem of the Ouroborous, the snake swallowing its own tail, which symbolizes eternity. The author explains that her organ of arousal, when stimulated, is comparable in dimension to the analogous organ of a boy.

Le mage du nord. Baphomrt wishes wishes wishes he was as talented as Georges Bataille.

This article about an erotic novel of the s is a stub. 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. Crowning the complexity is a puzzling sentence discreetly slipped in at the onset of Roberte Ce Soir. The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne. Okay, I’m about halfway. 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.

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Not even all the weird psychosexual craziness can keep me fully engaged with this. Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov.

Dombey and Son — Charles Dickens. La sconsiglio dunque a chi non ha paura del Bafometto ma teme la sintassi esacerbata. Couldn’t get into the complete abstraction of it You’d think ritual child sacrifice, undead transvestites, anteater anti-christ blow-jobs, and medieval pedophiles would be more exciting.

Interesting and very difficult to follow, which is something I normally don’t mind not like Joyce is easy, exactly So, will the souls of the dearly departed remember their temporal lives are will they gradually subsume into something like the Body of Christ?

I actually had to re-read most of the prologue to make out fully which intrigues and scandals were klossowskki effect here, but on that second pass they were delectably lurid. Why is Nietzsche an anteater? Although this book is a fiction it shows us something of how we are by showing us how we illicitly exist within the gaps of our knowledge by extending everything at once and contradicting itself in the point of the other.

Naked Lunch — William S. The actual story here is entirely entertaining, but the rather stilted, circumspect delivery translation? Return to Book Page.