Original Language: French
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Emil Cioran is the king of pessimistic philosophers. I absolutely adore his blunt honesty about the nature of humanity.Published 5 months ago by david j
If you know Cioran's biography, you're aware that he couldn't be too happy at the end of the 1940s because he was a strong backer of Adolph Hitler from his native Romania. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by RVK
This is my first Cioran -- a friend recommended him 16 years ago (!) and I finally got around to it -- well worth the wait. Read morePublished on August 7, 2007 by AlexBooksAndCDs
For some, this is their favorite collection of Cioran's writings; it certainly is the most intense of his earlier writings (see my review of his later writings like "Anathemas and... Read morePublished on July 10, 2007 by Matt Hill
A constant bedside book for me. It dissects our decadence with surgical precision. Its prose is more relevant and brilliant than many surrealist texts to which it invites... Read morePublished on June 11, 2006 by C. Mark Jokela
This book is so beautiful, that's why it could be dangerous. I mean, Sartre could have written about the same, but without the feeling, not "like a burst of blood" like Fante wrote... Read morePublished on February 12, 2006 by John Doe Blackburn
I have to admit that it took me quite a while to get through this one, even though I'm a huge fan of Cioran. This is one of his first books and as he says in Admirations.. Read morePublished on January 10, 2000