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Emil Cioran
Birth date: April 08, 1911
Died: June 20, 1995
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travelin rated it 6 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 7 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...
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moving under skies rated it 7 years ago
Prolonged interest in saintliness is an illness which requires a few years’ convalescence. Then, you are seized by a desire to pick up your sadness and roam under another sky, to grow strong elsewhere. The need for space is a counter-reaction to the infinity of saintliness. You feel like lying in th...
maalyahmed rated it 8 years ago
أنت الآن هادئ، لقد نسيت عدوك. أما هو فيسهر ويترقب. ومع ذلك عليك أن تكون مستعداعندما يهجم. سوف تنتصر عليه لأن الضعف تمكن منه بسبب ذلك الهدر الهائل للطاقة، أيالحقد.
Fatma rated it 8 years ago
أفضل دليل علي أن الموسيقي ليست من جوهر إنساني بأي شكل من الأشكال هو أنها لا تبعث أبدا علي تصور الجحيم! إنها الفن الوحيد الذي يضفي معني علي كلمة المطلق، إنها المطلق معيشا لكن عبر وهم كبير، لأنه يتلاشي مع عودة الصمت .*عشت لحظات يكون المرء فيها ماخوذا خارج المظاهر، هزة فورية تاخذك من دون استعداد، يجد ا...
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