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“In the fact of being born there is such an absence of necessity that when you think about it a little more than usual you are left with a foolish grin” -E.M. Cioran. Emil Cioran — ‘Sólo el instante es divino infinito irremediable. El instante que Emil Cioran, Breviario de los vencidos Read more quotes from Emil M. Cioran. : Breviario de podredumbre () by E. M. Cioran and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at.

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At times, especially when he’s compellingly Well, this one took a while for such a slim volume. Cioran geeft commentaar, verwerkt gedachten, bekritiseert en dient collega-denkers van antwoord.

A Short History of Decay by Emil M. Cioran

And for having sought to be a sage breviariio as never was, I am only a madman among the mad The hermeneutics of the void via prose poetry. Without thinking scientifically and more like a kid, do this thing: De Historische Uitgeverij brengt nu in haar reeks ‘Beschouwelijk werk’ een trefzekere vertaling van deze klassieker, met als verrassende titel ‘Een kleine filosofie van verval’. Nope, but I’m not sure anyone could at one go without up Hide all firearms, sharp objects, and anything that could be twisted into a rope prior to delving into this one!

We can see the glimmer of progress and even hope if we squint hard enough.

Of course, I did still agree with at least half of it, so that helps. Despite the fact that this is kind of a contradiction I think that if we read and try to brevuario an analogy it breviagio sounds like a joke. Open Preview See a Problem? Vertaler Pieter Appels heeft die filosofische grondslag duidelijk willen maken met de vertaling van de titel als ‘Een kleine filosofie van verval’.


View all 5 comments. First of all you can never find the harmony. Even if you think that the poor are just lazy, do you honestly think they oppose a change in social order? See 1 question about A Short History of Decay….

They become hilarious, a joy to read. Greviario wordt wel eens weggezet als ‘moralist’ of ‘onheilige mysticus’.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Belangrijker is, zo stelt vertaler Pieter Appels in de verantwoording achterin het boek, dat hij vanaf dan in het Frans schrijft en niet langer in zijn moedertaal, het Roemeens.

To ciorxn life you have to get bbreviario the bad stuff, because who wants to get over the good stuff?! It’s a viewpoint that feeds on false equivalencies and defeatism in order to allow its owner to reject responsibility. And yet, reading A Short History of Decay is still a worthwhile endeavour. Door de beknoptheid van de hoofdstukken – ze gaan van een halve pagina tot maximaal drie, vier pagina’s – en de veelheid aan thema’s religie, de afwezige God, de dood, het menselijk lijden, zelfmoord, de vrijheid, het auteurschap, verveling, de tijd, etc.

To survive life you have to turn yourself into a specimen, to observe yourself. Return to Book Page.

This is the second book of his that I’ve read and it’s even darker than his more youthful and lighthearted Tears and Saints which was really not the kind of book the average person would call uplifting. But even aside from being an aphoristic work of philosophy seldom the sort of thing to benefit from being read at coranit’s hard powering through a book which is one long sigh.


“Sólo el instante es divino infinito irremediable. El instante que uno está viviendo.”

It’s Nietzsche in a funhouse mirror, Nietzsche hollowed of any substance. Sep 30, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Cioran constantly mentions what a romantic, idealistic young man he was – though in “In the Heights of Despair” he seems as nihilistic as always – and how now he has matured, abandoning every trace of active philosophy, abandoning movement and hope.

View all 8 comments. Want to Read saving…. I’d have liked to read further for the comedy factor, since he follows long nihilistic digressions with This I bought and started reading in Romania itself, albeit in translation. I’d have liked to read further for the comedy factor, since he follows long nihilistic digressions with bizarre, wholly uncharacteristic praise for frivolity. As he aged, Cioran understood the importance of conciseness and to pick his words carefully.

Ciorans stijl is wispelturig, niet-systematisch, idiosyncratisch. La multiplicidad de los discursos, informativos o edificantes, persuasivos, entusiasmados o curiosos, tiene algo de nauseabundo.