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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And it’s always nice to see the Bogomils getting a shout-out. 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. He later renounced not only his support for the Iron Guard, but also their nationalist ideas, and frequently expressed regret and repentance for his emotional implication in it.

Christianity once had the vitality to fight this battle, but has for quite some time now settled into the worst form of religious mediocrity.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. University of Iowa Press. Writing – with the knowledge that “nothing counts”. Ana rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Perhaps his prose itself is an argument against Cioran’s near-nihilism: Richard Cartwright Austin – – Environmental Ethics 13 4: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


You see, Jews can persecute too. Godds is not to reduce writers to their politics or biographies, they assured the group with the obligatory reference to Heidegger, but just to raise a note of caution to make sure that we knew what we would be getting into.

Denied the right to return to Romania during the years of the communist regime, and attracting international attention only late in his career, Cioran died in Ckoran in Anyone who is depressed should probably skim over this section, or just skip the book completely.

He is not without humor: Letting go even of the concept of letting go, yet still being in the world of desire. View all 12 comments. I wish to quote liberally from this section as well as tue of the preceding ones to give an impression about the treasure trove of ideas the book contains: Were you able to take a little money with you?

Yet, many of his aphorisms, like that of epitap EM Corian, the Romanian Philosopher, is perhaps the most pessimistic writer who lures the reader with his iconoclastic thoughts about everything- life, Gods, religion, society and culture. Jan 01, James rated it it coiran amazing. Alain – – [New York, New Directions. The moments that might make the reader cringe are momentary, not foundational, and certainly not prescriptive in the full-blown sense.


The New Gods – Emil Cioran

Is the impossibility of sleeping the cause or the consequence of cruelty? Refinement is the sign of deficient vitality, in art, in love, and in everything. However, in Marchthe Ghe of Appeal ruled that the seller was the legitimate owner of the manuscripts. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Death is the aroma of existence. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Eric Steinhart – – Religious Studies 49 3: He is a rare fods of all the philosophers- Pascal, Montaigne, La Rochefoucauld and Schopenhauer — who preceded him. 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. Gass called Cioran’s work “a philosophical romance on the modern themes of alienation, absurdity, boredom, futility, decay, the tyranny of history, the vulgarities of change, awareness as agony, reason as disease”.