The Temptations of Emile Cioran

The Temptations of Emile Cioran

by William Kluback, Michael Finkenthal
     
 

The Romanian-born Emile Cioran is one of the most important figures of modern French philosophy and literature. Even though most of his French works have been translated into English, this is the first attempt to produce a comprehensive presentation and appraisal of his work to an English-speaking public. Written in the form of a dialogue between two skeptical

Overview

The Romanian-born Emile Cioran is one of the most important figures of modern French philosophy and literature. Even though most of his French works have been translated into English, this is the first attempt to produce a comprehensive presentation and appraisal of his work to an English-speaking public. Written in the form of a dialogue between two skeptical minds, this book discusses both the pre-war Romanian and post-war French works of Cioran.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Philosopher Kluback and scientist Finkenthal trade views about the work of Rumanian-born Cioran (1911-95), who became an important figure in modern French philosophy and literature. They suggest that accusations that he was xenophobic, anti-Semitic, immoral, and hypocritical might be exaggerated and self-serving. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820431048
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 2: Romance Languages and Literature, #221
Pages:
228

Meet the Author

The Authors: William Kluback is a writer. He was a former professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. His latest book is a study of the Romanian poet and essayist Benjamin Fondane. He has just completed his fifth volume of Valéry studies.
Michael Finkenthal is a scientist with strong interests in philosophy and interdisciplinary research. Parallel to his scientific activities in atomic and plasma physics and interdisciplinarity, he writes about authors such as Shestov, Fondane, Cioran, and Ionesco, and the Kyoto school of philosophy. At present, he is a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >