Infamous Past: E. M. Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romania

Infamous Past: E. M. Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romania

by Marta Petreu
     
 

More than any other study of Cioran, Marta Petreu's intensive investigation of his life and work confronts the central problem of his biography: his relationship with political extremism. The scene of Cioran's excesses is Romania and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, a time of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, Nazism, and Stalinism. Norman Manea's Foreword reminds… See more details below

Overview

More than any other study of Cioran, Marta Petreu's intensive investigation of his life and work confronts the central problem of his biography: his relationship with political extremism. The scene of Cioran's excesses is Romania and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, a time of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, Nazism, and Stalinism. Norman Manea's Foreword reminds us of Cioran's stature in Western intellectual circles and explains the critical importance of An Infamous Past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566636070
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/25/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.19(d)

Meet the Author

Marta Petreu lives in Romania. Norman Manea is the Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture and writer in residence at Bard College. His most recent book is The Hooligan's Return: A Memoir.

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