Klossowski, l'incommunicable : lectures complices de Gide, Bataille et Nietzsche

Waelti, Slaven Jean-Philippe. Klossowski, l'incommunicable : lectures complices de Gide, Bataille et Nietzsche. 2015, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Any attempt to communicate the incommunicable arrives at a paradox. Because if language is general, the “depths of the soul” are unique, and only the experience lived in silence is authentic. To speak means to engage in the code of everyday signs; as for silence, as Sartre said, “it’s not being mute, it’s a refusal to speak, therefore it is still speaking.” Would it be possible to make a different use of language, a sovereign use, not subject to the norms of interaction – to find a language that would appear to say something but that would communicate nothing but the incommunicable? Drawing on numerous unpublished documents, Klossowski l’incommunicable. Lectures complices de Gide, Bataille et Nietzsche analyses how, by developing the simulacrum of a language or “pure media”, Klossowski managed to move beyond the prevarications of Gide, so hesitant to speak or remain silent about his “Uranianism”, and the wrath of Bataille or Sade, equating destruction and purity, to finally arrive at the Nietzschean innocence that creates gods.
Advisors:Brancher, Dominique
Committee Members:Ebeling, Knut
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Französische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Ältere franz. Literaturwissenschaft (Brancher)
UniBasel Contributors:Waelti, Slaven Jean-Philippe and Brancher, Dominique
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:11500
Thesis status:Complete
Place of Publication:Genève
Number of Pages:331
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