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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His view is much Humans just aren’t very good by and large at contemplating death and the futility of the things they fill their days with. Pessimism characterizes all of his works, which many critics trace back to events of his childhood in his mother is reputed to have told him that if she had known he was going to be so unhappy she would have aborted him.

Nicholas Vartolomei marked it as to-read Dec 21, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

But am I not already alone in this world from which I no longer expect anything?

On the Heights of Despair by Emil M. Cioran

This is a sad book, I am not denying it. See and discover other disperarij It impugns reality and swirls it around with words like chaos, insomnia, love, death, suicide and the like.

In spite of all this, it is so ironically life-affirming and inspiring. Return to Book Page. I know the munchies cylmile come back soon enough, but what a way to finish my reading year! How does one become a pessimist? Open Preview See a Problem? Culda Daniel rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Although Cioran was never a member of the group, it was during this time clumile Romania that he began taking an interest in the ideas put forth by the Iron Guard —a far right organization whose nationalist ideology he supported until the early years of World War IIdespite allegedly disapproving of their violent methods.


Today, he is on cioraj way to his own destruction through self-objectification, impeccable production and reproduction, excess of self-analysis and transparency, and artificial triumph.

Sep 24, Mahak rated it it was amazing.

And if you had such thoughts, ones you knew were vital to your human condition, that keeping them in would result in total inner collapse, would you do anything but fling them into the arms of others, whether they were prepared to embrace them or not? Aug 18, Hadrian rated it it was ok Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about On the Heights of Despair.

On the Heights of Despair

I closed my eyes after finishing this book and thought about cloran futility of life and surprisingly, a chain, a perceptible pattern of thoughts started to come out and torturing me, at the very instant. Diana Db is currently reading it Oct 29, Feb 17, Bogdan Ciiran rated it it was amazing Shelves: You’ll realise that subjectivity is all you can go on, something which Cioran gets at very early in the book.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Andrei Gavrea marked it as to-read Dec 06, After a short stay in his home country November — FebruaryCioran never returned again.

Alexandra is currently reading it Nov 06, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. View all 27 comments. He has stated that he chose writing as an alternative to suicide.

Alexandru Bacu marked it as to-read Nov 07, 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. Focul pe care l-as pune eu acestei lumi cul,ile aduce ruine, ci o transfigurare cosmica, esentiala.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The translation is solid and does justice to Cioran’s reputation as a Romanian bard philosopher.

Then we could renounce culture and ambitions; we would lose everything and gain nothing; for what is there to be gained from this world? Wow this book is very Is there anything to win in this world? I greatly admire emil cioran mainly because he was 22 when he wrote this incredibly depressing book and yet lived till he was Be a snowflake dancing in the air, a flower floating downstream!

To him “An existence which does not hide a great madness has no value. Sounds like a really dreary premise? He embodied those words- made them sound way grave than I expected and pieced me with every word.

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 by others, clinging to such pose as hard 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 He became an agnostictaking as an axiom “the inconvenience of existence”.

True, if you read this, you’re not much of an optimistic, but still. Garneata Gabriela marked it as to-read Dec 07, Cioran later refused every literary prize he was given.

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