All Gall is Divided: The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast

All Gall is Divided: The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast

by E. M. Cioran
     
 

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E. M. Cioran lived on the margins of the modern world. Like his friends Beckett and Ionesco, he stood apart from all the official trappings of his chosen medium of philosophy. Not since Nietzsche has a thinker revealed himself so drastically. All Gall Is Divided is a breviary of estrangement that rejoices in the contradictions and confusions of human fate.…  See more details below

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E. M. Cioran lived on the margins of the modern world. Like his friends Beckett and Ionesco, he stood apart from all the official trappings of his chosen medium of philosophy. Not since Nietzsche has a thinker revealed himself so drastically. All Gall Is Divided is a breviary of estrangement that rejoices in the contradictions and confusions of human fate. As his translator Richard Howard remarks, “You fraternize with Emil Cioran at your peril, but it is the kind of danger that keeps you alive.”

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Susan Sontag
“Cioran is reminiscent of Beckett . . . one of the most delicate minds of the real power writing today.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611453072
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,123,502
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Susan Sontag
Cioran is reminiscent of Beckett . . . one of the most delicate minds of the real power writing today.

Meet the Author

E. M. Cioran left his native land of Romania for Paris in the late 1930s, where he lived and wrote until his death in 1995. His many books include Anathemas and Admirations, A Short History of Decay, and The Trouble with Being Born.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry,
including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. He is the translator for more than 150 works from the French language. He received the American Book Award for his translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les
Fleurs du Mal.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry,
including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. He is the translator for more than 150 works from the French language. He received the American Book Award for his translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les
Fleurs du Mal.

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