Cioran, E. M.

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The Temptation to Exist
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard
(Arcade Publishing)
This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers.The Temptation to Exist first introduced this brilliant European... [READ MORE]
The Trouble with Being Born
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
(Arcade Publishing)
In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style... [READ MORE]
History and Utopia
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
(Arcade Publishing)
“Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,” writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett.In History and Utopia, Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His... [READ MORE]
All Gall is Divided
The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard
(Arcade Publishing)
E. M. Cioran lived on the margins of the modern world. Like his friends Beckett and Ionesco, he stood apart from all the official trappings of his chosen medium of philosophy. Not since Nietzsche has a thinker revealed himself so drastically. All Gall Is Divided is a breviary of estrangement that rejoices... [READ MORE]
Anathemas and Admirations
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
(Arcade Publishing)
In this collection of essays and epigrams, E.M. Cioran gives us portraits and evaluations—which he calls "admirations"—of Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the poet Paul Valery, and Mircea Eliade, among others. In alternating sections of aphorisms—his "anathemas"—he delivers insights... [READ MORE]
Drawn and Quartered
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
(Arcade Publishing)
In this collection of aphorisms and short essays, E.M. Cioran sets about the task of peeling off the layers of false realities with which society masks the truth. For him, real hope lies in this task, and thus, while he perceives the world darkly, he refuses to give in to despair. He hits upon this ultimate... [READ MORE]
A Short History of Decay
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
(Arcade Publishing)
E. M. Cioran confronts the place of today's world in the context of human history—focusing on such major issues of the twentieth century as human progress, fanaticism, and science—in this nihilistic and witty collection of aphoristic essays concerning the nature of civilization in mid-twentieth-century... [READ MORE]
The Trouble with Being Born
By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
(Arcade Publishing)
In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style... [READ MORE]
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