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Emil Cioran
Birth date: April 08, 1911
Died: June 20, 1995
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travelin rated it 3 years ago
This I bought and started reading in Romania itself, albeit in translation. I balked pretty hard, like an alpha-male chicken, when I saw immediately, right on the back cover, that the author flew into Romania after fascists took power, to congratulate them.He does read like someone who went to Paris...
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Brain Gourmet rated it 4 years ago
I knew when I set eyes on this book’s title that I was going to love it. It is so imperfectly perfect, so beautifully flawed, so darkly comforting for someone like me.There are many statements in On the Heights of Despair I don’t agree with. I found Cioran’s take on women and on the difference betwe...
AC rated it 8 years ago
I've spent 2-3 hours with this now, spread over a couple of days -- and I'm sorry to say I can't find anything very interesting in it. Maybe it's me... The only essay that grabbed me at all is "on a winded civilization". It has some fine insights on the meta-psychology (I'm just making up a word t...
AC rated it 8 years ago
Think I"m done w/ Cioran for a while...
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