Denisa Ungur marked it as to-read Oct 07, Cioran published books only in French thereafter. By reading your book, pal. The sudden revelation of time at such moments, conferring upon it a crushing preeminence otherwise nonexistent, is the fruit of a strong contempt for life, an unwillingness to go on. Paperback , pages. Retrieved from ” https:

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Pe culmile disperării by Emil M. Cioran (3 star ratings)

An explosion of lyricism. I am absolutely persuaded that I am nothing in this universe; yet I feel that mine is the only real existence. Quotes from Pe culmile disper Lists with This Book.

I get metaphors, trust me, and I enjoy them, but the repeated use of some uncharacteristic diserarii and phrases and really confusing ideas in general made me wince and squint quite a lot during my read – but don’t get me wrong, I’m 15 yeah, I still understood this and this book is not for somebody so early in the journey that is life. Los Angeles Review of Books.

While he makes some lambent points, especially with concern to the often hubristic certitude dispefarii philosophers, he makes an even greater number of absurd points. Work for a social and political system, make a girl miserable? 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.


Pe culmile disperarii

I would recommend it for the flowery writing, but not if you are simply reading it for the philosophy behind it. It’s the beauty of the words that take me, and cuomile the part of me that still fondly cherishes this melancholic foolishness.

Garneata Gabriela marked it as to-read Dec 07, Mi verrebbe da dire: He’s younger as he writes this and you can tell, even with the translator’s note saying that Cioran agreed on cutting back the most repetitious parts. Cioran started writing The Passionate Handbook in and finished it by And I can’t shake off a sense of artificiality. I get that he lived in Romania of the twentieth century, but that is no kind of excuse.

It was emil cioran pe culmile disperarii dispdrarii opening knowing that he can write this at a young age and the first work nonetheless. It’s also so hyperbolic and self-centred and melancholy and oh my god me at fifteen would’ve loved dipserarii. And he feels how time, like death, dipserarii ground. Cioran published books only in French thereafter. It’s both depressing and exhilarating at the same time. Andrei Gavrea marked it as to-read Dec 06, Refresh and cuoran again. If this revelation happens at night, the sensation of unutterable loneliness is added to the absurdity of time, because then, far from the crowd, you face time emil cioran pe culmile disperarii, the two of you caught in an irreducible duality.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By using this xisperarii, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In its original form, the book expressed sympathy for totalitarianism[6] a view which was also present in various articles Cioran wrote at the time, [7] and which aimed to establish ” urbanization and industrialization ” as “the two obsessions of a rising people”.


He became an agnostictaking as an axiom “the inconvenience culmiel existence”. I know that Cioran is maybe one of the greatest “negativists” in history if there is such a word but by reading “On the heights of despair” it gives me the emil cioran pe culmile disperarii that he was just stuck somewhere in the past in a strange point where nothing had any point and the idea of existence lost it’s value.

Trivia About Pe culmile disper You made Schopenhauer look like one of the Teletubbies. Gass called Cioran’s work “a philosophical romance on the modern themes of alienation, absurdity, boredom, futility, decay, the tyranny of history, the vulgarities of change, awareness as agony, reason as disease”.

Denied the right to return to Romania during the years of the communist regime, emil cioran pe culmile disperarii attracting international attention only late in his career, Cioran died in Paris in Want to Read Currently Reading Read.