“Karl Jaspers on Melancholy” – Alina N. FELD

EXISTENZ - An International Journal in Philosophy, Religion, Politics, and the Arts, vol. 3, nr 2, Fall 2008 Abstract: In this essay I propose to analyze Karl Jaspers' view of melancholia and schizophrenia developed in General Psychopathology (1912; 1920; 1925; 1946), further explored in the comparative psychiatric study Strindberg and van Gogh—Swedenborg-Hölderlin (1922) and expanded… Continue lendo “Karl Jaspers on Melancholy” – Alina N. FELD


“Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin” – Kevin GODBOUT

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Comparative Literature, 2016. Supervisor: Călin Mihăilescu, The University of Western Ontario Abstract: Aristotle famously asked the question: why are extraordinary people so often melancholics? “Problem XXX,” written by Aristotle or one of his disciples, speculates that black bile, the… Continue lendo “Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin” – Kevin GODBOUT

Alec Rodriguez: insônia e criação musical

Alec Rodriguez é um jovem talentoso de 19 anos para quem o calvário da insônia serve de matéria-prima para a criação musical. Leitor de Cioran, em quem encontrou compreensão e certo consolo, Alec dedica ao filósofo romeno algumas de suas composições. Minhas favoritas: "Insomniac French Horn Concerto", "The Insomniac Intellectual", "Providential Bicycle", "Dracula". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhUWAcNjMr4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX0b2ceDBe8… Continue lendo Alec Rodriguez: insônia e criação musical

“Happy with Tears: On Melancholy as a Hungarian Condition” – Nick LOOMIS

Los Angeles Review of Books, July 20, 2016 HUNGARIAN ESSAYIST László F. Földényi recently published a post on the Yale Books blog “Unbound” entitled, “Are Hungarians Melancholic?” As it happens, I’ve spent the past month ruminating over the same question, as a fellow Hungarian (half) and reader of Földényi’s newly translated (by Tim Wilkinson) book, Melancholy (1988). “Why are Hungarians sad?”… Continue lendo “Happy with Tears: On Melancholy as a Hungarian Condition” – Nick LOOMIS

“E.M. Cioran. History and Exile” – Iulian BOLDEA

EUROPEAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH, VOL. I, ISSUE 6/ SEPTEMBER 2013 - ISSN 2286-4822 Abstract: Integration and alienation, identity and rupture, belonging to an original model and the continuous tendency of surpassing it, are some of the determinant peculiarities of Cioran’s ideation, which is legitimized by assuming an identity both originating and intentional uprooting, by transgression of… Continue lendo “E.M. Cioran. History and Exile” – Iulian BOLDEA

“L’insomniaque et l’homme qui dort : un trompe-l’oeil rhétorique” (Mircea Ardeleanu)

Studies on Literature, Discourse and Multicultural Dialogue, 75-86, 2014. 2014. Abstract: 'Echo effects' link Emil Cioran's aphorisms and Georges Perec's novel A Man Asleep. How can they be explained from a literary point of view, knowing that Cioran hardly liked the contemporary novel, that Perec on the other hand did not especially like artful writings and… Continue lendo “L’insomniaque et l’homme qui dort : un trompe-l’oeil rhétorique” (Mircea Ardeleanu)

“Emil Cioran – Metaphysics of Transylvanian melancholy” (Tomáš Vašut)

Diversité et Identité Culturelle en Europe. 93, no. III, 2008: Interculturalité, Altérité, Créativité. The basis of this study is the philosophy of Emil Cioran, of whose works I will refer to The Twilight of Thoughts, his last book written in Romanian. The reason for such a choice is that virtually all the most important philosophical motifs, constantly present… Continue lendo “Emil Cioran – Metaphysics of Transylvanian melancholy” (Tomáš Vašut)