From Publishers Weekly
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Emil Cioran's On the Heights of Despair is the writings--and ravings--of a desperate insomniac. Published in his native Romania when the author was only 23, it consists of brief... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steven Davis
I had never read anything by Cioran before I saw an article in the NYTimes about him. I was intrigued, but nothing could have prepared me for the book - it blew my mind. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mark
This is the most powerful book I ever read. Thoughts plainly put in writing with a gripping, utterly alert pace from the first page. It can have an influence on someone's life. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Name_8
A well written book, tghat explores the society and its full ability to bring despair into an individual's life throughout abiding by society's nornsPublished on May 20, 2013 by Eric Orsolics
Poorly written and tedious, although if I was 22 again I might have found it riveting. At age 65, it was discarded.Published on December 27, 2012 by Zarda
The product arrived on time safe and sound. The product was covered against any kind of damage. Thanks for the good work!Published on December 19, 2012 by Muge Kuleli
While reading this book I coincidentally learned what the phrase "purple prose" means; this book may be an exemplar. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Chris Edwards
This was Emil Cioran's first book, published in Romania in 1934, when he was in his early 20s. Its short essays, none more than few pages long, sound many of the themes to come. Read morePublished on July 11, 2011 by P. J. Cafaro