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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 Ciorah moralists, and the oriental sages.

He is endearingly bold and passionate.

Tears and Saints, — all of which are themes that one finds again in his French writings. View all 7 comments. Inhe left for Paris with a scholarship from the French Institute of Bucharestwhich was then prolonged until Flavia Caprariu rated it it was amazing Dec 06, He suspects that existence is a state of exile for humanity, and nothingness is our true home. Regardless of whether you are accompanied on this path of misery, or are even eclipsed in your torment by others, it is still no consolation – and never can be – because all you will ever know is your own thoughts and pain, your own subjectivity.


Without any reluctance he talks about ideas and emotions that most people spend the major part of their lives trying their best to repress and ignore. I wholeheartedly agree with the third line of this review. Eliza Gabriela Voicu added it Dec 16, Is there anything to win in this world?

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 It is so imperfectly perfect, so beautifully flawed, so darkly comforting for someone like me. In a sense, Cioran never wrote such a borderline suicidal book, which has its artistic especially for a philosopher! 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”.

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This is a compulsively readable shotgun blast of bleak lyricism that ofttimes offers profound insight and occasionally jejune invective. This is a sad book, I am not denying it.

But there is something comforting about what he has to say especially if you disperari to be struck down by laziness much of the time.

Read more Read less. Sin embargo, es bastante intenso y hay que leerlo con calma.

But am I not already alone in this world from which I no longer expect anything? You’ll realise that subjectivity is all you can go on, something which Cioran gets at very early in the book. To him “An existence dispefarii does not hide a great madness has no value. And if you had such thoughts, ones yo There is a reason why certain authors, regardless of their genius, are destined to remain relatively anonymous to the wider world.


Thanks for telling us about the dizperarii. And if you had such thoughts, ones you knew were vital to your human condition, that keeping them in would result in total inner collapse, would you do anything but fling them into the arms of others, whether they were prepared to embrace them or not?

Like many other books, this one is anything but an escape. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. There is a reason why certain authors, regardless of their genius, are destined to remain relatively anonymous to the wider world.

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He has stated that he chose writing as an alternative to suicide. Both of these people entered the world accidentally. Cioran going for the rest of cloran life. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Emil Cioran.

Views Read Edit View history. Alex marked it as to-read Sep 10, Pages with related products. To ask other readers questions about On the Heights of Despairplease sign up. He embodied those words- made them sound way grave than I expected and pieced me with every word.

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