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Klossowski, Pierre (1905–2001) By Chestopalova, Natalja

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1124-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 18 April 2024, from


French philosopher, writer, artist and translator Pierre Klossowski was born in Paris and raised in Switzerland, Germany and France. His education was influenced by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) and André Gide (1869–1951). A friend of Georges Bataille (1897–1962), Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) and Pierre-Jean Jouve (1887–1976), Klossowski produced French translations of works by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), Franz Kafka (1883–1924), Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) from German, and of the works of Suetonius, Virgil, Augustine and Tertullian from Latin.

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Chestopalova, Natalja. Klossowski, Pierre (1905–2001). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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