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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And, curiously, I can’t help but think Cioran At present, to think of this book is to give myself a screaming headache. 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 ciooran detachment that allies him equally with the Greek sophists, the French moralists, and the oriental sages.

Successively, The Book of DelusionsThe Transfiguration of Romaniaand Tears and Saintswere also published in Romania the first two titles have yet to be translated into English.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. He is a rare distillation of all the philosophers- Pascal, Montaigne, La Rochefoucauld and Schopenhauer — who preceded him.

Return to Book Page. The cipran he wrote in Romanian especially display this latter characteristic. And, curiously, I can’t help but think Cioran would disagree with either or both labels. It belongs above all to the realm of the Creator, and it is indeed tods the flesh that He has projected His maleficent instincts.

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University of Iowa Press. It dioran not quite like any book I’ve ever read before, I can confidently state that. Is Emil Cioran an author to be feared? Review quote “The aphoristic style of this French-Rumanian thinker has been rightly compared to Nietzsche. Emil Cioran’s Heights of Despair”. 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 20th century, the one most shot through with contradictions was the anti-Semetic strain of fascism.


Steffen Dix – – The Pluralist 5 1: In the case of Cioran the question of biography is either distracting or illuminating, depending on which way we take it. M-a deranjat doar limbajul greoi. Lists with This Book. Costica Bradatan – – Angelaki 19 4: Madness is perhaps merely an affliction which no longer develops.

Unless you read the book. The second is a genealogy of religious fanaticism and has us linger on the pivotal moment when Christianity violently detaches itself from and subsequently suppresses pagan religions.

So simple a fact as looking at a knife and realizing that ciooran depends only on yourself to make a certain use of it gives you a sensation of sovereignty which can turn to megalomania. Those sleepless nights opened my eyes, everything changed for me because of them.

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It cannot impose limits upon itself, it continues to be rife despite its rebuffs, it takes its defeats for conquests, it has never learned anything. Why take it tne so seriously?

He became an agnostictaking as an axiom “the inconvenience of existence”. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. This entry has no external links.

The flesh spreads, further and f A man does not kill himself, as is commonly supposed, in a fit of madness but rather in a fit of unendurable 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.

One gets the impression that the flesh was eclipsed upon its advent, that in fact it never existed at all, that it could not have been fastened to bones so stately, so imbued with themselves.


Easy to recognize in ourselves the fatality which was His: He was a thinker passionate about history; widely reading the writers that were associated with the period of ” decadent “.

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Quotes from Hods New Gods. Everything blurs and fades in human beings except the look in their eyes and the voice: Letting go even of the concept of letting go, yet still being in the world of desire. But whether the author is simply a raving maniac or a deeply profound thinker?

Request removal from index. But what is there to convert to, and what is there to abjure, in a state of chronic lucidity? Suicide is a sudden accomplishment, a lightning like deliverance: In its original form, the book expressed sympathy for totalitarianism[6] a view which was also present in various articles Cioran wrote at the time, [7] and which aimed to establish ” urbanization and industrialization ” as “the two obsessions of a rising people”.

I am descended from that gaze. Yet, many of his aphorisms, like that of epitaphs, aim for timelessness.

Developing an Ecological Spirituality. As interesting as these initial essays are, Cloran is at his best in the form of the aphorism. To ask other readers questions about The New Godsplease sign up.

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Some chapters better than others, my favorite was the neww chapter which consisted of pithy comments that stung at the heart of humanity. Cioran revised The Transfiguration of Romania heavily in its second edition released in the s, eliminating numerous passages he considered extremist or “pretentious and stupid”. He later renounced not only his support for the Iron Guard, but also their nationalist ideas, and frequently expressed regret and repentance for his emotional implication in it.

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