The aphoristic style of this French-Rumanian thinker has been rightly compared to Nietzsche. Cioran writes of the ineffectuality of “”the Good. Emil Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both . He revisits suicide in depth in The New Gods, which contains a section of aphorisms devoted to the subject. The theme of human alienation, the most. E. M. CIORAN. The New Gods hoever finds it interesting to consider the unfolding pag? eant of irreducible ideas and beliefs would do well to fix his attention on.

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Emil Cioran

Looking for beautiful books? It is actually pretty well argued, although, as you can see, I did not embrace it. Pessimism characterizes all of his works, which many critics trace back to events of his childhood in his mother is reputed to have told him that if she had known he was going to be so unhappy she would ciorab aborted him. Take, for example, Celine, the virulent anti-Semite, writing to ccioran former lover, a Jew, on the news that her husband was killed tbe Dachau:.

Which doubtless makes absolutely no sense. Views Read Edit View history. Nadia Popescu rated it liked it Sep 10, We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves. Cioran woos it with honeyed words and knowing smiles.

Trivia About The New Gods. Goodness does neq create, lacking imagination; it takes imagination to put together a world, however botched. Feb 22, Bruce rated it liked it.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cioran’s graduation thesis was on Henri Bergsonwhom he later rejected, claiming Bergson did not comprehend the tragedy of life. The flesh appears as an imposture, a fraud, a disguise which masks nothing. He then began writing in French a book that, thanks to numerous intensive revisions, would eventually become the impressive A Short History of Decay — the first of a series of ten books in which Cioran would continue to explore his perennial obsessions, with a growing detachment that allies him equally with the Greek sophists, the French moralists, and the oriental sages.


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Emil Cioran’s Heights of Despair”. Leezee Lee rated it really liked it Ciofan 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romaniapublished in English ingives an in-depth analysis of The Transfiguration. Cioran started writing The Passionate Handbook in coiran finished it by Want to Read saving…. Books by Cipran M. To see what your friends thought of this book, nes sign up. Yet, many of his aphorisms, like that of epitaphs, aim for timelessness. Refinement is the sign of deficient vitality, in art, in love, and in everything. This line towards the end of the book sort of neatly sums up my current feelings on the book: Cioran later refused every literary prize he was given.

But, turning to the illuminating function of biography, Cioran suffered from bouts of insomnia. Cioran had a good command of German.

After a short stay in his home country November — FebruaryCioran never returned again. It cannot impose limits upon itself, it continues to be rife despite its rebuffs, it takes its defeats for conquests, hhe has never learned anything.

A man does not kill himself, as is commonly supposed, in a fit of madness but rather in a fit of gosd lucidity, in a paroxysm which may, if so desired, be identified with madness; for an excessive perspicacity, carried to the limit and of which one longs to be rid at all costs, exceeds the context of reason.

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The rest is nuance. Yet, many of his aphorisms, like that of epitap EM Corian, the Romanian Philosopher, is perhaps the most pessimistic writer who lures the reader with his iconoclastic thoughts about everything- life, Gods, religion, society and culture.

The last third is just utter trash. And if it is worth no more, how does it manage to inspire me with repulsion or with terror?

The moments that might make the reader cringe are momentary, not foundational, and certainly not prescriptive in the full-blown sense. Those sleepless nights opened my eyes, everything changed for me because of them. There is a discomfort in submitting jew to a form of radical self-scrutiny, and then taking the further step of submitting the results to others. Feb 09, Szplug rated it it was amazing. Romanian philosopher and essayist.

The New Gods

To begin with distraction, namely the political side, it is not the most earth shattering insight to observe that among the big ideologies of the 20 th century, the one most shot through with contradictions was the anti-Semetic strain of fascism. Suicidenihilismethicsliterature. And, moreover, the content of these accusations are up for debate. Cioran is known as much for his profound pessimism and fatalistic approach ciorzn for the lyrical, raging prose with which he communicates them.

Like Nietzsche, Cioran writes ironically, poetically, of death and drive “Terrifying happiness.