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Syllogismes de l'amertume

Of manic humor in these howls of pain a vestige of tears in these derisions not since Nietzsche has a thinker revealed himself so drastically; not since Heraclitus has the necessity of fragments been so embraced All Gall Is Divided is a pillow book in reverse a bre. Masochism brought to extreme hate of everything Hate of humans because he hates himself Hate of religion although he is a mystic making a living from selling mysticisms Hate of the West although he very much likes living in the West A refined peasant the kind that washes the dirt of his feet before stepping into a sports Mercedes He does not do that because he wants to keep his car clean he does it because he wants to make his perceived aristocracy obvious than the fancy car on the unpaved road he does it bec

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Viary of estrangement which nonetheless ends by rejoicing in die contradictions and confusions of human fate As his Pulitzer Prize winning translator Richard Howard remarks You fraternize with Emil Cioran at your peril but it is the kind of danger that keeps you ali. SOME ADDITIONAL THOUGHTSWhen he wrote that You side with life only when you utter with all your heart a banality EM Cioran was not recommending the uttering of banalities He didn t want to side with life He was a bitter nihilist who worshiped suicide as an idealI wonder how much of Cioran s venom was sincere Like every iconoclast he also wrote I have broken my idols in order to offer sacrifices to their debris But where he derides I applaud In my bourgeois conventionality I like t

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As Diogenes lived in a tub Cioran lived on the intellectual margins of the modern world He never lectured or held an academic position Like his friends Beckett and Ionesco he stood apart from all the official trappings of his chosen medium philosophy There is a kind. A Wonderfully Venomous TextCioran pokes and prods the bubble of language mercilessly He knows he cannot harm it but he can mock it and taunt it Like a Prophet of the Old Testament he can demand a reaction from the beastial being which is everywhere and nowhere Like a prisoner of war he can engage in trivial sabotage to make language exert its power and cruelty openlyIn order to really hate language one must first love it above all else to realise that language is all we have even as it holds us in its fatal gr


About the Author: Emil M. Cioran

Born in 1911 in Rășinari a small village in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania raised under the rule of a father who was a Romanian Orthodox priest and a mother who was prone to depression Emil Cioran wrote his first five books in Romanian Some of these are collections of brief essays one or two pages on average; others are collections of aphorisms Suffering from insomnia since his adoles



10 thoughts on “Syllogismes de l'amertume

  1. says:

    A Wonderfully Venomous TextCioran pokes and prods the bubble of language mercilessly He knows he cannot harm it but he can mock it and taunt it Like a Prophet of the Old Testament he can demand a reaction from the beastial being which is everywhere and nowhere Like a prisoner of war he can engage in trivial sabotage to mak

  2. says:

    Cioran the darkest most ironic of aphorists Strange but his outlook is so relentlessly bleak so completely nihilistic that he often makes me laugh Such honesty is rare and bracingHere are a few examples of what I mean If there is any

  3. says:

    Plutarch nowadays would write the Parallel Lives of Losers English Romanticism was a happy mixture of laudanum exile and tuberculosis; German Romanticism of alcohol suicide and the provinces To be a Raskolnikov —

  4. says:

    So bleak that it's almost hysterical But really I love E M Cioran because I feel he sees the world in its proper light

  5. says:

    This morning I skipped breakfast and had 3 shots of espresso before finishing the book I could recommend that others do the

  6. says:

    Masochism brought to extreme hate of everything Hate of humans because he hates himself Hate of religion although he is a mystic making a living from selling mysticisms Hate of the West although he very much likes living in the West A refined peasant the kind that washes the dirt of his feet before stepping into

  7. says:

    SOME ADDITIONAL THOUG

  8. says:

    My oh my there are some serious gems in hereNot having managed to celebrate abortion or legalize cannibalism modern societies must resolve their difficulties by prompter methods 'A single thought addressed to God is worth than the

  9. says:

    Not as bitingly funny or intensely satisfying as The Trouble With Being Born or A Short History of Decay still I have to fall at the feet of a thinker that shook me by the collar or took me by the hand ten years ago and hasn't left me since I found a warmth in Cioran that came from hours of devout study to the point where I was able to perceive the humor and the sublime in his works This collection written when he was in his early twentie

  10. says:

    The best kind of philosophy makes you want to write your own; it rearranges the way you think and makes you want to have an impact all your own I consider EM Cioran one of the greatest philosophers of all time and All Gall Is Divided is as great place to start with him as any He was one of the first guys to explain to me just why my mind works the way it does How people thinkCioran's got one hell of a severe grasp on re

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