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By Cioran, E. M

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ISBN-13: 9781611454437

During this quantity, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his brain, Cioran strips the human situation all the way down to its most elementary elements, beginning and demise, suggesting that catastrophe lies no longer within the prospect of demise yet within the truth of start, that laughable coincidence. within the lucid, aphoristic sort that characterizes his paintings, Cioran writes of time and demise, God and faith, suicide and soreness, and the Read more...

summary: during this quantity, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his brain, Cioran strips the human situation all the way down to its most elementary parts, start and dying, suggesting that catastrophe lies no longer within the prospect of demise yet within the truth of delivery, that laughable coincidence. within the lucid, aphoristic type that characterizes his paintings, Cioran writes of time and demise, God and faith, suicide and anguish, and the temptation to silence. In all his writing, Cioran cuts to the guts of the human adventure

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During this quantity, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his brain, Cioran strips the human right down to its most elementary parts, start and dying, suggesting that catastrophe lies no longer within the prospect of dying yet within the truth of start, that laughable coincidence. within the lucid, aphoristic variety that characterizes his paintings, Cioran writes of time and demise, God and faith, suicide and pain, and the temptation to silence.

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A touch of fakery in the tragic, a hint of dalliance even in the irremediable. If, in her Foundations, Teresa of Avila lingers over the subject of melancholia, it is because she recognizes it as incurable. Physicians, she says, cannot deal with it, and the mother superior of a convent, faced with such sufferers, has but one recourse: to inspire them with the dread of authority, to threaten them, to frighten them. ” Moreover, such treatment is precisely what the “depressive” himself resorts to when he decides to end it all: he merely employs more thorough means.

As a vertical animal, man was to get into the habit of looking ahead, not only in space but in time as well. To which wretched origins we may trace the Future! Every misanthrope, however sincere, at times reminds me of that old poet, bedridden and utterly forgotten, who in a rage with his contemporaries declared he would receive none of them. His wife, out of charity, would ring at the door from time to time…. A work is finished when we can no longer improve it, though we know it to be inadequate and incomplete.

Perhaps I shall go and denounce him all the same. And so on, until I wake up. The interminable is the specialty of the indecisive. They cannot mark life out for their own, and still less their dreams, in which they perpetuate their hesitations, pusillanimities, scruples. They are ideally qualified for nightmare. A film about wild animals: endless cruelty in every latitude. “Nature,” a torturer of genius, steeped in herself and her work, exults with good reason: there is not a moment when what is alive fails to tremble, to make others tremble.

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