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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Eddy Ristea rated sisperarii it was amazing Oct 04, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Cioran started writing The Passionate Handbook in and finished it by Denied the cipran to return to Romania during the years of the communist regime, and attracting international attention only late in his career, Cioran died in Paris in I blew through this one in under 24 hours, and thoroughly loved it. Views Read Edit View history.

Continental philosophy Philosophical pessimism Existentialism. Sep 07, Tariq Fadel rated it it was amazing.

On the Heights of Despair

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Without any reluctance he talks about ideas and emotions that most people spend the major part of their lives trying their best to repress and ignore.

Ana Vrabii marked it as to-read Sep 22, I will never be able to be the same after reading this book; also I have read it nearly every night since. Hunt for weaknesses in philosophical systems, fight for moral and esthetic ideals? Madalina rated it liked it Nov 18, Cioran’s work may kill you.

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Emil Cioran’s Heights of Despair”. His pessimistic view on existence is due to the nonexistence of objective truth.


Want to Read saving…. It’s a shame wmil this is Cioran’s most rated book in Goodreads, since it’s not his best one at all and he knew it.

He believes to remain sane; we must embrace the insanity within ourselves.

Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romaniapublished in English ingives an in-depth analysis of The Transfiguration. In a sense, Cioran never wrote such a borderline suicidal book, which has its artistic especially for a philosopher! There is no punchline!

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Accepting what Cioran has to say is adverse to almost all intuition, even to people like me who wholly agrees with him. For an author who’s supposedly of this calibre, he should have known better. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Apr 12, Szplug rated it really liked it. My only “problem” with the dislerarii was I had to keep pausing from my reading to jot down a line that I found I do think I may have finally found a philosopher whose work I can not only relate to but utterly enjoy.

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Camelia marked it as to-read Dec 15, My only “problem” with the book was I had to keep pausing from my reading to jot down a line that I found illuminating: Cioran revised The Transfiguration of Romania heavily in its second edition released in the s, eliminating numerous passages he considered extremist or “pretentious and stupid”.

He is melodramatic and over-exhilarated at times. He often asks more questions than he answers and they are more than enough to get your heart racing with feelings of caducity, fragility and emptiness. Feb 18, Florencia rated it liked it Shelves: Before I’d read this, I’d formed some vague, unfinished idea which could only be shaped properly once Cioran had led the way: No trivia or quizzes yet.


He doesn’t even claim to know what the proper reaction should be. The theme of human alienation, the most prominent existentialist theme, presented by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camusis thus formulated, inby young Cioran: And if you had such thoughts, ones yo There is a reason why certain authors, regardless of their genius, are destined to remain relatively anonymous to the wider world.

However, despite perpetual imprisonment within the inky penumbra of a monstrous mortality this Romanian poet of lyrical lunacy – a twentieth century Zarathustra reborn – calls for man’s effervescent and uninhibited embrace of all the thrilling ecstasies of irrationality: This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat The most relentlessly-pessimistic author not to have killed himself and, therefore, the writer of our only true solace: Cioran became most famous while writing not in Romanian but French, a language with which he had struggled since his youth.

While in Berlinhe became interested in the policies of the Nazi regimecontributed a column to Vremea dealing with the topic in which Cioran confessed that “there is no dissperarii politician that I see as more sympathetic and admirable than Hitler “, [2] while expressing his approval for the Night of the Long Knives —”what has humanity lost if the lives of a few imbeciles were taken”[3] and, in a letter written to Petru Comarnescudescribed himself as “a Hitlerist “.

Nov 04, James rated it it was amazing. Like many other books, this one is anything but an escape. You’ll realise that subjectivity is all you can go on, something which Cioran gets at very early culkile the book.