Anthology, Fiction Second Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 300 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 32 out of stock

François Peraldi, Polysexuality (Semiotext(e) #10), Semiotext(e), 1995

Originally conceived as a special Semiotext(e) issue on homosexuality at the end of the 70s, “Polysexuality” quickly evolved into a more complex and iconoclastic project whose intent was to do away with recognized genders altogether, considered far too limitative. The project landed somewhere between humor, anarchy, science-fiction, utopia and apocalypse. In the few years that it took to put it together, it also evolved from a joyous schizo concept to a darker, neo-Lacanian elaboration on the impossibility of sexuality. The tension between the two, occasionally perceptible, is the theoretical subtext of the issue. Upping the ante on gender distinctions, “Polysexuality” started by blowing wide open all sexual classifications, inventing unheard-of categories, regrouping singular features into often original configurations, like Corporate Sex, Alimentary Sex, Soft or Violent Sex, Discursive Sex, Self- Sex, Animal Sex, Child Sex, Morbid Sex, or Sex of the Gaze. Mixing documents, interviews, fiction, theory, poetry, psychiatry and anthropology, “Polysexuality” became the encyclopedia sexualis of a continent that is still emerging. What it displayed in all its forms could be called, broadly speaking, the Sexuality of Capital. (Actually the issue being rather hot, it was decided to cool it off somewhat by only using “capitals” throughout the issue. It was also the first issue for which we used the computer).
 
Includes work by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Félix Guattari, Paul Verlaine, William S.Burroughs, Georges Bataille, Pierre Klossowski, Roland Barthes, Paul Virilio, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and more.


 

Anthology First Edition Hardcover 432 pages 25 x 19 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 85 ORDER

Roger Caillois, La lecture des pierres, Xavier Barral, 2015

Cet ouvrage dévoile les plus belles pierres de l'exceptionnelle collection de Roger Caillois à travers des photographies inédites, réalisées en collaboration avec le Muséum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris (MNHN), qui a reçu en dation une grande partie de la collection.

Essayiste, académicien, Roger Caillois se passionne très tôt pour les « pierres curieuses, qui attirent l’attention par quelque anomalie de leur forme ou par quelque bizarrerie significative de dessin ou de couleur ». Il aborde le monde minéral dans une vision toute personnelle où art et sciences naturelles font éclore une image nouvelle de l’univers.
Ce parcours visuel de la collection de Roger Caillois s’accompagne de la réédition de ses célèbres textes : Pierres, L’Écriture des pierres et Agates paradoxales. Descriptifs, méditatifs, ces textes constituent un éloge de ces minéraux dont la lecture fait partager le ravissement qu’ils inspiraient à Roger Caillois.

 

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