“An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Justification by Providence is the quixotism of theology.The adjective satanic, which [De Maistre] applied to the French Revolution he might just as well have extended to all events [...] especially the most important one: the Creation.E. M. CIORAN “Nothing is where it belongs”: the refrain of all emigrations, and also the point of departure for… Continue lendo “An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

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An admiration of F. Scott Fitzgerald

HTMLGIANT - The Internet Literature Magazine Blog of the Future, April 12th, 2013 Anathemas and Admirations by E. M. Cioran Arcade Publishing, Nov 2012 272 pages / $14.95 E.M. Cioran’s work indicates the caustic philosophical consequences of sleepless rumination upon insignificance and failure. It is thick with anxiety, but retains buoyancy, the sick humour of… Continue lendo An admiration of F. Scott Fitzgerald

“E.M. Cioran: a philosopher dedicated to skepticism” – Joseph COATES

Chicago Tribune, June 23, 1991 Anathemas and AdmirationsBy E.M. CioranTranslated from the French by Richard HowardArcade, 256 pages, $22.95 People who read philosophers for entertainment (probably a larger constituency than the average American publisher would estimate) want thinkers who can also write, and such readers have had hard slogging in the 20th Century. Wittgenstein`s life… Continue lendo “E.M. Cioran: a philosopher dedicated to skepticism” – Joseph COATES

“E.M. Cioran: The Delusions of our Sadness” (S.C. Hickman)

DARK CHEMISTRY - Philosophy, Art, and Ecology at the crossroads of Speculative Realism, November 11th, 2010 "However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness, and caprice."       … Continue lendo “E.M. Cioran: The Delusions of our Sadness” (S.C. Hickman)

“The doubter of doubt” – David DAVIDAR

THE HINDU, India, Sunday, August 26, 2001 MY favourite philosopher E.M Cioran was a world class grump. Pictures of him show a gaunt old man with a faint resemblance to that other supreme misanthrope Samuel Beckett. There were other resemblances between the Romanian and the Irishman. They were friends and both lived in exile in Paris.… Continue lendo “The doubter of doubt” – David DAVIDAR