The Key to Heaven and Conversations With the Devil by Leszek Kolakowski (1972)

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Translated from Polish by Celina Wieniewska and Salvator Attanasio

From the back:

Few philosophers are as relevant to their own time as the Polish thinker and Marxist revisionist Leszek Kolakowski. Here is his second volume in English consisting of two major works which deal with immediate ethical, philosophical and political questions.

In The Key to Heaven, Kolakowski’s collection of seventeen biblical tales (all from the Old Testament), familiar stories are reinterpreted in the light of dialectical reason. Here Kolakowski displays a Shavian wit and Brechtian cunning in a sardonic indictment of the divine terror and manipulation which make God’s (or his deputy’s) power absolute.

In Conversations With the Devil, subtitled Eight Discourses About Evil, Kolakowski invents a Satan who is a brilliant dialectician and often argues his case with seductive skill. Figures from the Old and New Testament, the mythologies of history– from Saint Peter to Orpheus, from Luther to Schopenhauer– appear as advocates against Satan in monologue and dialogue.

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Binding

Paperback

Publishing Date

1972

Publisher

Grove Press, New York

Pages

168

Condition

Good

ISBN

0-394-17785-1

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