5992Re: RAYMOND KILBANSKY (1905-2005). CATALOGUE OF THE MONTREAL EXHIBITION
- Jun 21, 2013DEAR PLATONIC AND NEOPLATONIC FRIENDS,
I am happy to announce the publication of the catalogue of the
exhibition that I curated in the memory of Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005). I
was his student in the sixties, here in Montreal.
His library of around 7,500 books is now part of the Library of
McGill. His personal archives are in Marbach (Germany), in the Deutsche
Literatur Archiv. A selection of 250 books and souvenirs (incuding a choice
of letters of Cassirer, Einstein, Rickert, and others) is presented in the
exhibition "Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005). La bibliothèque d'un
philosophe/The Library of a philosopher", which was inaugurated last
November and will close on August the 25th.
Among the treasures on view, a hitherto undescribed manuscript of
the translation of the Timaeus by Calcidius and a magnificent selection of
Proclus, Macrobius, Nicholas of Cusa. Author of Saturn and Melancholy
(1964), written with Erwin Panosfsky and Fritz Saxl, Klibansky also
collected on the theme of melancholy and the exhibition presents the first
editions of Robert Burton, as well as precious books and engravings by
Published in french, the catalogue offers a full bibliography, along
with photographies of many pieces presented in the exhibition. It also
contains several essays on the topics of Klibansky's research, the platonic
tradition, melancholy and modern tolerance.
A website put up by his wife, Dr Ethel Groffier, presents all the
material for those who would like to know more about this great scholar.
With all best wishes,
DR. GEORGES LEROUX
DÉPARTEMENT DE PHILOSOPHIE
UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL
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