Roberte Ce Soir and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

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Together these two novels comprise the most fascinating, obsessive, and erotic works of contemporary Frech fiction. Like the works of Georges Bataille, and those of the Marquis de Sade before him, Klossowski's fiction explores the connections between the mind and the body through a lens of sexuality. Both of these novels feature Octave, an elderly cleric; his striking young wife Roberte; and their nephew, Antoine in a series of sexual situations. But Klossowski's books are about theology as well, and this merging...

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Overview

Together these two novels comprise the most fascinating, obsessive, and erotic works of contemporary Frech fiction. Like the works of Georges Bataille, and those of the Marquis de Sade before him, Klossowski's fiction explores the connections between the mind and the body through a lens of sexuality. Both of these novels feature Octave, an elderly cleric; his striking young wife Roberte; and their nephew, Antoine in a series of sexual situations. But Klossowski's books are about theology as well, and this merging of the sexual with the religious makes this book one of the most painstakingly baroque and intellectual novels of our time.

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"A metaphysical sex novel. "—Publishers Weekly

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"Pornography with intellectual pretensions," said LJ's reviewer of this 1969 double volume, which was the first English translation of these works. Both texts offer a plethora of psychosexual banter and situations. "Liberal libraries with avant-garde aspirations might want to acquire this." (LJ 4/1/69) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781564783097
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: First Dalkey Archive Edition
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Pierre Klossowski (August 9, 1905, Paris - August 12, 2001, Paris) was a French writer, translator and artist. He was the eldest son of the artists Erich Klossowski and Baladine Klossowska, and his younger brother was the painter Balthus.

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