Temptation to Exist / Edition 1

Temptation to Exist / Edition 1

by E. M. Cioran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226106756

ISBN-13: 9780226106755

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers.

"An intellectual bombshell that blasts away at all kinds of cant, sham and conventionality. . . . [Cioran's] language is so

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Overview

This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers.

"An intellectual bombshell that blasts away at all kinds of cant, sham and conventionality. . . . [Cioran's] language is so erotic, his handling of words so seductive, that the act of reading becomes an encounter in the erogenous zone."--Jonah Raskin, L. A. Weekly

E. M. Cioran (1911-1995) was born and educated in Romania and lived in Paris from 1937 until his death. He is the author of numerous works, including On the Heights of Despair, also available from the University of Chicago Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226106755
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Susan Sontag
Thinking Against Oneself
On a Winded Civilization
A Little Theory of Destiny
Advantages of Exile
A People of Solitaries
Some Blind Alleys: A Letter
Style as Risk
Beyond the Novel
Dealing with the Mystics
Rages and Resignations
The Temptation to Exist

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