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Name: Pierre Klossowski  
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Date of Birth: 9th August 1905
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001) was a French writer and translator.

Born in Paris in 1905, Pierre Klossowski wrote five novels, a number of essays on literary and philosophical figures, and a full length volume on Nietzsche. He also translated a number of important texts (by Virgil, Wittgenstein, Hölderlin, Kafka, Nietzsche, Benjamin) worked on films and was also a painter, illustrating many of the scenes from his novels. He died in 2001.


  • La Vocation suspendue
  • Le Baphomet
  • Les Lois de l'hospitalité (trilogy of the 'Roberte' novels: La Révocation de l'Édit de Nantes, Roberte ce soir, and Le Souffleur)
  • Nietzsche et le cercle vicieux - a full-length volume on Nietzsche
  • Sade mon prochain
  • Un si funeste désir - collection of essays on literary / philosophical figures
  • La Monnaie vivante
  • Écrits d'un monomane: Essais 1933-1939
  • Tableaux vivants: Essais critiques 1936-1983
  • La Monnaie vivante
  • Le Bain de Diane
  • L'adolescent immortel - play version of Le Baphomet


  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus logico-philosophicus suivi de Investigations philosophiques
  • Martin Heidegger, Nietzsche
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Le Gai Savoir

Secondary Texts

  • Ian James, Pierre Klossowski: The Persistence of a Name (Legenda, 1999)

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