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Vom Nachteil, geboren zu sein. by Emile M.…

Vom Nachteil, geboren zu sein. (original 1973; edition 1979)

by Emile M. Cioran

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"A love of Cioran creates an urge to press his writing into someone's hand, and is followed by an equal urge to pull it away as poison."--The New Yorker In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and suffering, and the temptation to silence. Through sharp observation and patient contemplation, Cioran cuts to the heart of the human experience. "In the company of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard."--Publishers Weekly "No modern writer twists the knife with Cioran's dexterity. . . . His writing . . . is informed with the bitterness of genuine compassion."--Boston Phoenix… (more)
Title:Vom Nachteil, geboren zu sein.
Authors:Emile M. Cioran
Info:Suhrkamp (1979), Paperback, 165 pages
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The Trouble with Being Born by E. M. Cioran (1973)

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Cornucopia of pessimistic brightness
200 pages of brilliantly pessimistic, sardonic and strangely uplifting aphorisms. Peculiar thoughts from a peculiar mind. You can feel the cogs reluctantly and relentlessly going round and round producing stains of enigmatic wisdom.
An example: I suppressed word after word from my vocabulary. When the massacre was over, only one word had escaped: Solitude. I awakened euphoric. ( )
2 vote BlackGlove | Jan 20, 2018 |
Moriremo tutti, non c'è nessun senso e via proseguendo...

Ma stare steso al sole in un prato,
Una risata,
Un buon piatto di melanzane alla parmigiana,
Stare minuti in ammirazione davanti a 'Lo sposalizio della Vergine' di Raffaello...
e, anche qua, via proseguendo

Emil, non hai mai fatto nessuna di queste cose?
Ti lasciano indifferente?
Curati, sei malato! Oppure suicidati!
Come dici? Sei morto di morte naturale?

... Te c'hanno mai mannato a quer paese?!?

Cercavo spunti suggestivi, riflessioni profonde, cupe, pessimistiche fino all'assurdo, fino al ridicolo anche (voglio dire, già er titolo fa ride' a pensacce bbene).
BENE, mi sono ritrovato ad annoiarmi sommerso dagli sputazzamenti di un depresso che chiagne e fotte. E allora no, allora è escito fori er burino in me.
Perché, alla fine, il nichilismo e l'insensatezza si possono pure ballare. Che Dio non ci sia è una gran bella notizia! :-)

Emil non mi fregherà più, quel tanto che gli dovevo gliel'ho dato. ( )
  downisthenewup | Aug 17, 2017 |
A resourceful tool for philisophical ideals. ( )
  StellaPayge | Jul 19, 2015 |
Thought-provoking aphorisms ( )
  JPWyatt | Jan 22, 2007 |
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