On the Heights of Despair

On the Heights of Despair
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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 154
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ISBN-10 : 0226106713
ISBN-13 : 9780226106717
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Download or read book On the Heights of Despair written by E. M. Cioran and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1996-10 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Born of a terrible insomnia wchich E. M. Cioran called "a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell," this book presents the youthful Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his mystical clown's tricks, a whole circus of the heights." On the Heights of Despair shows Cioran's first grappling with themes he would return to in his mature works: despair and decay, absurdity and alienation, futility and the irrationality of existence. It also presents Cioran as a connoisseur of apocalypse, a theoretician of despair, for whom writing and philosophy both share the "lyrical virtues" that alone lead to metaphysical revelations. An exorcism of despair, this book offers insights into the ironic anguish of Cioran's philosophic mind while providing fascinating information on his early development as a writer and thinker."

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