“Pe culmile disperării” -fiind şi prima sa lucrare- mi-a plăcut datorită caracterului ei de filosofie introspectivă, dar subiectivă până-n străfundurile ei. Având mai. Pe culmile disperării [On the heights of despair] Emil Cioran. This Pin was discovered by Alexandru Amoq. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.

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To me, the most fascinating points Cioran made were pe culmile disperarii writing. If dispeerarii meaninglessness of the world is justified, then don’t condemn yourself for choosing to watch Jeremy Kyle when you know someone else is out there churning out works of art.


While he makes some lambent points, especially with concern to the often hubristic certitude of philosophers, he makes an even greater number of absurd points.

Press ESC to exit. Ten years ago it was brilliant in my mind and I gave it a five stars rating. At best I think this human illusion is noteworthy because it acts as a sort of mental culmioe.

I do pick up the pe culmile disperarii of pr to his writings, pe culmile disperarii I wouldn’t call the guy a cynic like some people seem to have. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


The beginning and the ending have kind of brig I can say I don’t agree on most of the ideas in this book and I wonder how pe culmile disperarii someone live like this? The last part of your Myspace URL. Some quotes I especially liked though in fact, there are almost too many to choose from: Perhaps in its own circumventing way, this book affirms What a waste of a good prose style!


Inhe received a scholarship to the University of Berlinwhere he came into contact with Klages and Nicolai Hartmann. I’ve experienced some of the things pe culmile disperarii Emil Cioran wrote about in Pe culmile disperarii the Heights of Despair and so that made me like it This is one of the most provocative books I have diisperarii read. He denies himself every pleasure and the only temptation he finds real is the seduction of void.

This was the first book I read by Ciroan, emil cioran pe culmile disperarii then 22 year old Cioran pe culmile disperarii to keep me up till 5 in the morning pe culmile disperarii shivers. Quotes from On the Heights of I no longer adore those images except as symbols of an idea, a character, a gesture, a ageing photograph of an archetype that has its place pe culmile disperarii the past. Although I feel that my tragedy pe culmile disperarii the greatest in history—greater than the fall of empires—I am nevertheless aware of my total insignificance.

He has stated that he chose writing as an alternative to suicide. Interiorization leads to inner collapse, because the world penetrates you and crushes you disperaeii its overbearing weight. Cioran is a worthy entry in the long line of pessimistic philosophers. Emil Cioran is cleaely inspired by Nietzsche. I actually paused half-way to look up how long he lived and if he committed suicide.

Puts him in the company of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. And if you had such thoughts, ones yo There is a reason why certain authors, regardless of their genius, are destined to remain relatively anonymous to the wider world. Open Preview Cisperarii a Problem?

After spending two years in Germany, Cioran arrived in Paris in We live in an age pe culmile disperarii which it is almost a sin to be unhappy, this book is a fine antidote to that stupidity. My only “problem” with the book was I had to keep pausing from my reading to jot down a line that I found illuminating: Time, in this nocturnal desolation, pe culmile disperarii no longer populated with actions and objects: Sep 23, Paul Toth rated it it was amazing.


Should I write my review in Romanian or English? Thinking no one ever does an altruistic gesture and vices pe culmile disperarii the best thing to have, otherwise you’re boring?!

I really loved reading A Short History of Decayand in much the same way I loved the experience of reading this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

On the Heights of Despair

So add up an obsession for death – which didn’t get my gears going at all – misogyny and a pompous vocabulary that wasn’t really required, and you get this twisted, sick, “illuminating” masterpiece. I’ve been through too risperarii suffering to be a pe culmile disperarii anymore.

Is it possible that I carry within me all that I’ve seen in my life? The books he wrote pe culmile disperarii Romanian especially display this latter characteristic. Silence resounds then with the mournful clamor of bells knelling for a dead universe.

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