9 feb. Pe culmile disperării [On the Heights of Despair], Bucharest: Editura Fundaţia pentru Literatură şi Artă, ; reprint, Bucharest: Humanitas. 9 feb. Emil Cioran, Pe culmile disperării [On the Heights of Despair], Bucharest: Editura “Fundaţia pentru Literatură şi Artă”, ; reprint, Bucharest. Buy PE CULMILE DISPERARII by EMIL CIORAN (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feb 17, Bogdan Liviu rated it it was amazing Shelves: So basically, if I was going to Hell which I don’t believe is going to happen, because I don’t believe in such placesI wouldn’t be comforted by the knowledge of the thousands of others coming with me.

Cioran dispegarii a cruel diagnostician of despair – there is little from the realms of spiritual shadow that he is not acutely aware of – and scourges the quotidian world with its infinite banality, pointlessness, and immanent subjugation to Ah, Cioran, twenty-two years old and already so caustically weary with that great travail called life – I remember that age well!

Why take it all so seriously?

To him, life is inherently meaningless, chaotic and full of suffering. Influenced Thomas LigottiNick Land.


Quotes from Pe culmile disper I do think I may have finally found a philosopher whose work I can not only relate to but utterly enjoy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Izabela rated it really liked it Dec 24, If the meaninglessness of the world is justified, then don’t condemn yourself for choosing to watch Jeremy Kyle when you know someone else is out there churning out works of art.

The books he wrote in Romanian especially display this latter characteristic. He doesn’t even claim to know what the proper reaction should be. What a waste of a good prose style! I know the munchies will come back soon enough, but what a way to finish my reading year! Thinking no one ever does an altruistic gesture and vices being the best thing to have, otherwise you’re boring?!

However, Cioran’s pessimism in fact, his skepticismeven nihilism remains both inexhaustible and, in its own particular manner, joyful; it is not the sort of pessimism which can be traced back to simple origins, single origins themselves being questionable. He picked up topics we have shunned down somewhere deep inside our head because of the agony, confusion or dismay they would cause.

I blew through this one in under 24 hours, and thoroughly loved it.

Things that belong to the plane of ideas, naturally, since the kind of life that has been portrayed at times is literally impossible, and impracticable ideas which try to convey intellectual depth and are repeated disperarki others, clinging to such pose as eiml as they can because “happy people are all stupid and morality is a disgrace and I want to be consumed by fire and I long for the destruction of the world,” too exhausting I could not even recommend this to angsty adolescents to distract them from misinterpreting Nietzsche.


Sounds like a really dreary premise? Successively, The Book of DelusionsThe Transfiguration of Romaniaand Tears and Saints ekil, were also published in Romania the first two titles have yet to be translated into English.

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We should write when we are in the pits of despair, when we are suffering deeply. Aug 18, Hadrian rated it it was ok Shelves: Eddy Ristea rated it it was amazing Oct ejil, That being said, these few lines will be vioran by the beauty of flames and will witness their own amoral destruction from which a proper review will absurdly blossom amid beautiful darkness echoing nothingness!

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