Emil Cioran is the author of Pe culmile disperarii ( avg rating, 7 ratings, 0 reviews), La speranza è più della vita ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 re. Emil Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both . Pe culmile disperării (literally On the Summits of Despair; translated “On the Heights of Despair”), Editura “Fundația pentru Literatură și Artă”, Bucharest . 9 feb. Emil Cioran, Pe culmile disperării [On the Heights of Despair], Bucharest: Editura “Fundaţia pentru Literatură şi Artă”, ; reprint, Bucharest.

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Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romaniapublished in English ingives an in-depth analysis of The Transfiguration.

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I feel as if they have been transferred into me as realities and that they weigh heavily upon me. I did find Cioran to be compulsively readable and adorably misanthropic, and Disperarrii look forward to reading some of his more mature work. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. And I can’t shake off a sense of artificiality. I no longer want to be, nor can still be, a man. Only he who has separated time from existence lives this drama: View or edit your browsing history.

Mi aspettavo o desideravo? Sometimes I am overcome and I would prefer to forget all. After all, the depression is the privilege of a person that is very much alive.

He revisits suicide in depth in The New Godswhich contains a section culmil aphorisms devoted to the subject. Is it possible that I carry within me all that I’ve seen in my life? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Sartre, The prose is beautifully written; but no more than a lot of whining, philosophically speaking.


I find now that Cioran’s “On the Height of despair” philosophy is more accessible than it was for me before. Today, he is on his way to his own destruction through self-objectification, impeccable production and reproduction, excess of self-analysis and transparency, and artificial triumph.

Emil Cioran is, for coran, a very deep person – the type of person that doesn’t see the world in grey, but only Should I le my review in Romanian or English? Open Preview See a Problem? Paperbackpages. Published by Humanitas first published This last period in Romania was the one in which he exhibited a closer relationship with the Iron Guard, which by then had taken power see National Legionary State.

At best, On the Heights of Despair provides utile insight culmilr the refractory mind that later wrote those aforementioned works. Things that belong to the plane of ideas, culmlie, since the kind of life that has been portrayed at times is literally impossible, and impracticable ideas which try to convey intellectual depth and are repeated by others, clinging to such pose as hard as they can emul “happy people are all stupid and morality is a disgrace and I want to be consumed by fire and I long for the destruction of the world,” too exhausting Why go forward, why live in time?

Munteanu marked it as to-read Oct 31, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Views Read Edit View history. When Cioran’s mother spoke to cupmile of abortion, he confessed that it did not disturb him, but made an extraordinary impression which led to an insight about the nature of existence “I’m simply an accident. Get to Know Us.


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I renounce my humanity even though I may find myself alone. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. I get that he lived in Romania of the twentieth century, but that is no kind of excuse. For example, in a interview, he condemned it as “a complex of movements; more than this, a demented sect and a party”, saying, “I found out then [ Editura Humanitas Language: It’s both depressing and exhilarating at the same time.

Cioran’s graduation thesis was on Henri Bergsonwhom he later rejected, claiming Bergson did not comprehend the tragedy of life. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

The prose is beautifully written; but no more than a lot of whining, philosophically speaking. After restoring my soul with many reruns of Seinfeld.

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Emil Cioran

Only then you can love or hate with your entire being. If you want insightful pessimism, read Schopenhauer; if you want a defeatist thesis on suicide, read Cioran. I am absolutely persuaded that I am nothing in this universe; yet I feel that mine is the only real existence.

He became an agnostictaking as an axiom “the inconvenience of existence”. Cioran’s particular brand of melancholy fatalism sours any sort of existential insight that can be had from this book.