9 feb. Pe culmile disperării [On the Heights of Despair], Bucharest: Editura Fundaţia pentru Literatură şi Artă, ; reprint, Bucharest: Humanitas. 9 feb. Emil Cioran, Pe culmile disperării [On the Heights of Despair], Bucharest: Editura “Fundaţia pentru Literatură şi Artă”, ; reprint, Bucharest. Buy PE CULMILE DISPERARII by EMIL CIORAN (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Those who might truly sympathize with it are those who have undergone major depression, and to give them a work so encouraging of death would be an act of criminal negligence. View all 7 comments. 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 French moralists, and the oriental sages.

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How does one become a pessimist? Paperbackpages. There is as little aptitude towards suicide within the Transylvanian prophet as there is towards living; he defiantly thrusts against the current in the belly of the abyss.


A decision taken by the Court of Appeal of Paris stopped the commercial sale of the collection. Sep 23, Paul Toth rated it it was amazing. English Choose a language for shopping.

Emil Cioran

Like many other books, this one is anything but an escape. Cioran had a good command of German. Cioran died of Alzheimer’s disease [16] and is buried at the Montparnasse Cemetery. 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”.

Refresh and uclmile again. Have courage when you don’t need to, and be a coward when you must be brave! There is no punchline!

On the Heights of Despair by Emil M. Cioran

Although very intelligently and coherently written, one can tell that these are the words of a young soul. Write a customer review. 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. Continental philosophy Philosophical pessimism Existentialism.

It is so imperfectly perfect, so beautifully flawed, so darkly comforting for someone like me. After spending two years in Germany, Cioran arrived in Paris in Flavia Caprariu rated it it was amazing Dec 06, I no longer want to be, nor can still be, a man.


Camelia marked it as to-read Dec 15, He disperariu up topics we have shunned down somewhere deep inside our head because of the agony, confusion or dismay they would cause. It was the last book he wrote in Romanianthough not the last to deal with pessimism and misanthropy through delicate and lyrical aphorisms.

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Cioran transforms ennui, despair and cosmic pessimism into pure poisonous poetry. His works often depict an atmosphere of torment, a state that Cioran himself experienced, and came to be dominated by lyricism and, often, the expression of intense and even violent feeling.

Preview — Pe culmile disperarii by Emil Culmille. Both of these people entered the world accidentally. 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”.

But there is something cu,mile about what he has to say especially if you happen to be struck down by laziness much of the time. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.