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Is there anything to win in this world? He’s too honest and blatant.

On the Heights of Despair by Emil M. Cioran

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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. To him, life is inherently meaningless, chaotic and full of suffering. His view on suicide was somewhat obscure but I understood that he would prefer to live a life of despair rather than end his life.

According to Cioran, as long as man has kept in touch with his origins and hasn’t cut himself off from himself, he has resisted decadence. Nobody can transfer their pain onto others. His early call for modernization was, however, hard to reconcile with the traditionalism of the Iron Guard. All gain is a loss, and all loss is a gain. You’ll realise that subjectivity is all you can go on, something which Cioran gets at very early in the book.

After all, Cioran argues, we are all accidents. Pages with related products. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Jun 14, Andreea Obreja rated it really liked it Shelves: Tears and Saints, — all of which are themes that one finds again in his French writings.

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”. Izabela rated it really liked it Dec 24, To him, writing is an act of catharsis, of untamed expression.


Recommended, breezed through it faster than a lot of other philosophy books I’ve attempted this year. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

I wholeheartedly agree with the third line of this review. Sep 24, Mahak rated it it was amazing.

On the Heights of Despair

Quotes from Pe culmile disper There are no discussion topics on this book yet. An intangible thirst was quenched in me and I now lay here satisfied, yet alert. True, if you read this, you’re not much of an optimistic, but still.

This last period in Romania was the disprearii in which he exhibited a closer relationship with the Iron Guard, which by then had taken power see National Legionary State.

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.

Many quotes that pulled on my heartstrings, and many chapters I already forgot, out of immunity to certain thoughts and dislike of overly melodramatic prose.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Alin Dimache added it Sep 04, In spite of all this, it is so ironically life-affirming and inspiring. Cioran is of this type. 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.

I renounce my humanity even though I may find myself alone. Feb 17, Bogdan Liviu rated it it was amazing Shelves: He picked up topics we have shunned down somewhere deep inside our head because of the agony, confusion or dismay they would cause.

To ask other readers questions about On the Heights of Despairplease sign up. I filled around nine pages of a notebook with quotations from the work – there are some truly memorable aphorisms and phrases that sear with a scalding wit and truth.


If there is a touch too much untamed, youthful overacting at points, it is a minor and forgivable excess in what is otherwise a delightfully dark jeremiad, a paean to pessimism – and fioran limns what an agonizingly astute and lyrical mind the conventional-life-loathing decrier already possessed at a still tender age. Professing a lack of interest in conventional philosophy in his early youth, Cioran dismissed abstract speculation in favor of personal reflection and passionate lyricism.

I will never be able to be the same after reading this book; also I have read it nearly every night since. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Read more Read less. Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romaniapublished in English ingives an in-depth analysis of The Transfiguration.

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He also talks a lot about organic philosophers whom he see’s as more authentic, comparing them to abstract philosopher- who desire to understand everything but develop more complexity disperatii required in the process, thus muddying the waters of philosophy in his view. I advise you do the same.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This was the first book I read by Ciroan, the then 22 year old Cioran managed to keep me up till 5 in the morning with shivers.

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. Influenced Thomas LigottiNick Land. Learn more about Amazon Prime. View all 7 comments. I closed my eyes after finishing this book and thought about the futility of life and surprisingly, a chain, a perceptible pattern of thoughts started to come out and torturing me, at the very instant.