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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Emil Cioran

Those sleepless nights opened my eyes, everything changed for me because of them. Jerome rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Here the possible seems inconceivable or cracked. Sign in Create an account. Traveling with the Gods. On 28 November, for the state-owned Romanian RadioCioran recorded a speech centered on the portrait of Corneliu Zelea Codreanuformer leader of the movement, praising him and the Guard for, among other things, “having given Romanians a purpose”.

Turgeon – – Modern Schoolman 53 3: The rest is nuance. Professing a lack of interest in conventional philosophy in his early youth, Cioran dismissed abstract speculation in favor of personal reflection and passionate lyricism. The author attempts to write in a Proverbs style, and ends up saying some of the stupidest imaginable things, with the stupid far outweighing the relatively few worthwhile insights.


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Suicidenihilismethicsliterature. In the case of Cioran the question of biography is either distracting or illuminating, depending on which way we take it. Goodness does not create, lacking imagination; it takes imagination to put together a world, however botched. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. 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.

This article has no associated abstract. No trivia or quizzes yet. Martin Henry – – Heythrop Journal 56 1: In the same way a Molotov Cocktail dropped on your head would be.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Steffen Dix – – The Pluralist 5 1: Returning to many of Cioran’s favorite themes, The New Gods explores humanity’s attachment to gods, death, fear, and infirmity, in essays that vary widely in form and approach.

Which doubtless makes absolutely no sense. Like his fellow Romanian, the playwright Eugene Ionesco, who also lives in Paris, he is fascinated by bew, although Mr. M-a deranjat doar limbajul greoi. Were you able to take a little money with you? Eric Steinhart – – Religious Studies 49 3: And if it is worth no more, how does it manage to inspire me with repulsion or with terror? Read the rest here: In this regard Cioran is to be feared as much as Pascal, Montaigne, or other great French skeptics were to be feared in their times.



By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Leezee Lee rated it really liked it Jul 19, He revisits suicide in depth in The New Godswhich contains a section of aphorisms devoted gode the subject.

I would have thought not, had a classmate not raised this very issue when I suggested that we read The New Gods in our reading group. The day we feel it, see it, everything becomes unreal, except that unreality which alone makes existence tolerable. Cioran occupies a position of extreme solitude in French intellectual life. No keywords specified fix it. I wish to quote liberally from this section as well as some of the preceding ones to give an impression about the treasure trove of ideas the book contains: The ciorqn he wrote in Romanian especially display this latter characteristic.

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This book is replete with so many lyrical aphorisms that one stays excited and wonder whether is gds is a rare combo of art and philosophy. If we see a supreme value in toleration, then everything which does it violence is to be considered a crime.

Always to neew lived with the nostalgia to coincide with something, but not really knowing with what—it is easy to shift from unbelief to belief, or conversely. Alain – – [New York, New Directions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.