“Magic and Fatality” – CIORAN

It is hard for me to imagine the joy of people with magical sensitivity, those people who feel that everything is within their power, for whom there are no obstacles. Magical sensitivity leads only to joy; it knows nothing of the irrevocability and fatality of existence. To feel that you can do anything, that you… Continue lendo “Magic and Fatality” – CIORAN

“E. M. Cioran, Nihilist and Ecstatic” (Robert Wicks)

Life and works In a brief autobiographical sketch, Emile Mihai Cioran described himself as follows: I was born on the 8th April 1911 in Rasinari, a village in the Carpathians, where my father was a Greek Orthodox priest. From 1920 to 1928 I attended the Sibiu grammar school. From 1929 to 1931 I studied at… Continue lendo “E. M. Cioran, Nihilist and Ecstatic” (Robert Wicks)

“The Nihilist as a Not-Man. An Analysis of Psychological Inhumanity” – Ştefan BOLEA

Philobiblon - Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities, vol. 1, no. 1, January 2015   “I was man and I no longer am now…”(E.M. Cioran, The Twilight of Thoughts) Abstract: A new philosophical and psychological concept is needed for the alienated and radically different human being according to the nihilist Romanian-French philosopher E.M. Cioran.… Continue lendo “The Nihilist as a Not-Man. An Analysis of Psychological Inhumanity” – Ştefan BOLEA

“The Philosophy of Insomnia” – Willis G. REGIER

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2011. Hegel wrote in his Elements of the Philosophy of Right that the owl of Minerva flies only at night. It hoots at insomniacs. I know. I'm one. Bruises, red eyes, and research remind me that insomnia breaks down body and soul. Noisy neighbors, crying kids, overwork, bad food, sickness, pain,… Continue lendo “The Philosophy of Insomnia” – Willis G. REGIER

“El filósofo del fracaso: Émile M. Cioran” (Costica Bradatan)

Originalmente publicado en inglés: The Los Angeles Book Review, 28 de noviembre, 2016. Este ensayo se incluirá en el libro En elogio del fracaso, título contratado por Harvard University Press. Traducción de María del Carmen Navarrete. Para algunos, fue uno de los pensadores más subversivos de su época, un Nietzsche del siglo XX, sólo que más sombrío y con un mejor sentido… Continue lendo “El filósofo del fracaso: Émile M. Cioran” (Costica Bradatan)

“The Philosopher of Failure: Emil Cioran’s Heights of Despair” (Costica Bradatan)

The Los Angeles Book Review, November 28, 2016 FOR SOME, he was one of the most subversive thinkers of his time — a 20th-century Nietzsche, only darker and with a better sense of humor. Many, especially in his youth, thought him to be a dangerous lunatic. According to others, however, he was just a charmingly… Continue lendo “The Philosopher of Failure: Emil Cioran’s Heights of Despair” (Costica Bradatan)

“Counting the ‘Blessings’ of Insomnia” (Gordon Marino)

The New York Times, March 29, 2010 Drip, drip, drip — that’s what insomniac thoughts feel like, a leaky faucet behind the eyes. Last night the ideas were plinking; forehead-pounding regrets over past deeds, horrid fantasies, car crashes of expectations, unrealizable longings. It’s sheer torture. I don’t deserve it! Drip: Or maybe I do. For… Continue lendo “Counting the ‘Blessings’ of Insomnia” (Gordon Marino)