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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Everything, in the end, comes down to desire or to the absence of desire. Today, he is on his way to his own destruction through self-objectification, impeccable production and reproduction, excess of self-analysis and transparency, and artificial triumph. Sign in Create an account.

The author attempts to write in a Proverbs style, and ends up saying some of the stupidest imaginable things, with the stupid far outweighing the relatively few worthwhile insights. It is only in the West that man thinks standing up.

Cioran is known as much for his profound tje and fatalistic approach as for the lyrical, raging prose with which he communicates them. Developing an Ecological Spirituality. Books by Emil M.

The New Gods – Emil Cioran

All the rest is secondary. To begin with distraction, namely the political side, it is not the most earth shattering insight to observe that among the big ideologies of the 20 th century, the one most hods through with contradictions was the anti-Semetic strain of fascism.


Jun 10, Full Stop added it Shelves: Walsh – – The Classical Review 21 The last third of the book is what kept this from being a four-star book.


One of these writers was Oswald Spengler who influenced Cioran’s political philosophy in that he offered Gnostic reflections on the destiny of man and civilization. I had one of the author’s books on back order, but cancelled the order after I finished reading this book.

Emil Cioran

The only man who knows what it feels like to be accursed is the man who knows he would have that feeling in the middle of paradise. In “Paleontology” Cioran describes a visit to a museum, finding the relatively pedestrian destination rife with godd, death, and human weakness.

At present, to think of this book is to give myself a screaming headache.

In its original form, the book expressed sympathy for totalitarianism[6] a view which was also present in various articles Cioran wrote at the time, [7] cioram which aimed ogds establish ” urbanization and industrialization ” as “the two obsessions of a rising people”. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Read the rest here: On 28 November, for the state-owned Romanian RadioCioran recorded a speech centered on the portrait of Corneliu Zelea Codreanuformer leader of the movement, praising him and the Guard for, among other things, “having given Romanians a purpose”.

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Cioran died of Alzheimer’s disease [16] and is buried at the Montparnasse Cemetery. Which doubtless makes absolutely no sense. He finds in suicide “the intoxication of feeling pulverized by your own consciousness” — and yet, “”without the notion of suicide one would kill oneself on the spot. Find it on Scholar.


Frivolous, disconnected, an amateur at everything, I shall have known thoroughly only the disadvantage of having been born.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: This article has no associated abstract. The flesh spreads, further and f A man does not kill himself, as is commonly supposed, in a fit of madness but rather in a fit of unendurable lucidity, in a paroxysm which may, if so desired, be identified with madness; for an excessive perspicacity, carried to the limit and of which one longs to be rid at all costs, exceeds the context of reason.

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Is the impossibility of sleeping the cause or the consequence of cruelty? Cioran was born and educated in Romania and lived in Paris from until his death. All the while, The New Gods reaffirms Cioran’s belief in “lucid despair,” and his own signature mixture of pessimism and skepticism in language that never fails to be a pleasure.

Of Gods and Pelicans: Stefan Todea rated it really liked it Jun 13, Death is the aroma of existence. This seems to be the central contradiction, from which the tension of his prose is derived. It was the last book he wrote in Romanianthough not the last to deal with pessimism and misanthropy through delicate and lyrical aphorisms.