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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This book is seriously fucked up. Cioran occupies a position godw extreme solitude in French intellectual life. Cioran is nostalgic for paganism, for multiplicity, for skepticism as a form of liberation from dogmatic life.

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And, curiously, I can’t help but think Cioran At present, to think of this book is to give myself a screaming headache. Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil. We may be sure that the twenty-first century, more advanced than ours, will regard Hitler and Stalin as choirboys.

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Is his writing dangerous in some way that should, for example, prevent me from including his aphorisms at the end of group emails? Cioran started writing The Passionate Handbook in and finished it by Those sleepless nights opened my eyes, everything changed for me because of them.

All the while, The New Gods reaffirms Cioran’s belief in “lucid despair,” and his own signature mixture of pessimism and skepticism in language that never fails cioraj be a pleasure. Denied the right to return to Romania during the years of the communist regime, and attracting international attention only late in his career, Cioran died in Paris in Review quote “The aphoristic style tbe this French-Rumanian thinker has been rightly compared to Nietzsche.


A decision taken by the Court of Appeal of Paris stopped the commercial sale of the collection. But whether the author is simply a raving maniac or a deeply profound thinker?

We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. Including a Commentary gosd Cleanthes’ Hymn on Zeus. Jan 01, James rated it it was amazing. On my side, my little dramas are nothing teh to yours for the momentbut tragedy looms nonetheless. Is this kind of question ridiculous to even ask nowadays, when the more appropriate question would be whether it is possible to take Cioran, or any writer for that matter, seriously enough to feel his threat?

Retrieved from ” https: Thomas LigottiNick Land. 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 tbe masks nothing.


American Gods is All Lies! This debt of recognition which we now and then consent to pay is what is most comforting here on earth.

Easy to recognize in ourselves the fatality which was His: Suicide is a sudden accomplishment, a lightning like deliverance: The only man who knows what it feels like to be accursed is the man who knows thw would have that feeling in the middle of paradise.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The flesh spreads, further and further, like a gangrene upon the surface of the globe. A Swarm of Dust — Evald Flisar.


He is a rare distillation of all the philosophers- Pascal, Montaigne, La Rochefoucauld and Schopenhauer — who preceded him. Unless you read the book. It is not likely to dissuade anyone from their views, in my estimation, but it is good at getting one to explore different modes of thinking. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

M-a deranjat doar limbajul greoi. Nadia Popescu rated it liked it Sep 10, I would have thought not, had a classmate not vioran th http: Regarding GodCioran has noted that “without BachGod would be a complete second rate figure” and that “Bach’s music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded as a complete failure”.

If we see a supreme value in toleration, then everything which does it violence is to be considered a crime. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To take a representative example from each: It is hard to believe that the author of the first two-thirds of the book also wrote the last third.

Jan 24, PGR Nair rated it it was amazing. The day we feel it, see it, everything becomes unreal, except that unreality which alone makes existence tolerable. Books by Emil M.