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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I had one of the author’s books on ciora order, but cancelled the order after I finished reading this book. Amid the manuscripts, which were mainly drafts of works that had already been published, an unedited journal was found which encompassed his life after the year in which his Notebooks end.

E. M. Cioran, The New Gods – PhilPapers

The flesh spreads, further and f A man does not kill himself, as is commonly supposed, in a fit of madness but rather in gkds 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. Anyone who is depressed should probably skim over this section, or just skip gosd book completely. Jan 29, Patrick rated it really liked it Recommends it for: At this very moment, almost god, thousands and thousands are dying, while, clutching my pen, I vainly search for a word to annotate their agony.


The tyrant lies awake — that is what defines him. Jan 01, James rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 8 January Romanian philosopher and essayist.

Unlike many of his other works, such as On the Heights of Despair and Tears and Saints, The New Gods eschews his usual aphoristic approach in favor of more extensive and analytic essays.

In the same way a Molotov Cocktail dropped on your head would be. Perhaps his prose itself is an argument against Cioran’s near-nihilism: 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.

Review quote “The aphoristic style of this French-Rumanian thinker has been rightly compared to Nietzsche. I am descended from that gaze. Death alone lends savor to the moments, alone combats their insipidity. One of these writers was Oswald Spengler who influenced Cioran’s political philosophy in that he offered Gnostic reflections on the destiny of man and civilization.

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Emil Cioran – Wikiquote

Cioran’s graduation thesis was on Henri Bergsonwhom he later rejected, claiming Bergson did not comprehend the tragedy of life. Some of these are collections of brief essays one or two pages, on average ; others are collections of aphorisms.

The books he wrote in Romanian especially display this latter characteristic. Where will Europe be by the time cioean receive this letter? Everything suggests that He took no part in it, that it proceeds from a god without scruples, a feculent god. Shawn Loht – – Philosophy Today 56 4: Developing an Ecological Spirituality.


The New Gods – Emil Cioran

Goss, for example, Celine, the virulent anti-Semite, writing to a former lover, a Jew, on the news that her husband was killed in Dachau: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In “Paleontology” Cioran describes a visit to a museum, finding the relatively pedestrian destination rife with decay, death, and human weakness.

Bernard rated it really liked it Aug 13, The flesh spreads, further and further, like a gangrene upon the surface of the globe. Jan 24, PGR Nair rated it it was amazing.

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”.

I wish to quote liberally nfw this section as well as some of the preceding ones to give an impression about the treasure trove of ciotan the book contains: In the case of Cioran the question of biography is either distracting or illuminating, depending on which way we take it.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Eric Steinhart – – Religious Studies 49 3: Cioran published books only in French thereafter.

Death is the aroma of existence.