“Lev Shestov: philosopher of the sleepless night” – Matthew BEAUMONT

Staying woke and staying awake Stay woke! What does it mean, politically speaking, to resist the temptation to sleep? To be awake? And to remain awake? The word ‘woke’, used in its colloquial sense as an adjective to signify ‘alert to racial or social discrimination’, was first included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017.… Continue lendo “Lev Shestov: philosopher of the sleepless night” – Matthew BEAUMONT

“Irredentist Existentialism: Fondane and Shestov” – Frank BOWMAN

Yale French Studies, 1955, No. 16, Foray Through Existentialism (1955), pp. 111-117 [PDF] Merleau-Ponty has entered the College de France, Existentialism has become quite fully accredited at the Sorbonne, and even in this country the fog of logical positivism and Dewey's comfortable words seem at last to be slackening their grip. Some find this upsetting… Continue lendo “Irredentist Existentialism: Fondane and Shestov” – Frank BOWMAN

“El universo filosófico de Lev Shestov” – Catalina Elena DOBRE

Metafísica y Persona, Universidad de Málaga, nr. 23, 2020 Siendo un pensador peculiar y entendido como un out-sider, Lev Shestov es el creador de una filosofía que, continuando la labor del pensamiento de Nietzsche, Kierkegaard o Dostoievski, entre otros, viene a romper para reconstruir; es decir, crea un pensamiento configurado por sus raíces judías, la cultura… Continue lendo “El universo filosófico de Lev Shestov” – Catalina Elena DOBRE

“Dos teologías negativas: Baruch Spinoza y Lev Shestov” – John GRAY

No es fácil trazar la línea que separa el ateísmo de la teología negativa. Un ateo que niegue que Dios alguno crease el mundo podría afirmar la existencia de un Dios que está presente en el mundo, que lo impregna, pero del que poco o nada puede decirse en positivo. Convencido de que ese Dios… Continue lendo “Dos teologías negativas: Baruch Spinoza y Lev Shestov” – John GRAY

SHESTOV: A Detailed Biography

Lev Shestov Studies Society - University of Glasgow 1866‌Lev Isaakovich Schwarzmann (alias Lev Shestov) was born in Kiev on the 31st January (or the 13th February according to the old Russian calendar), the first son of a respected Jewish family. The father, Isaak Moiseevich Schwarzmann came from a modest background, but he established and ran… Continue lendo SHESTOV: A Detailed Biography

“Conversations with Shestov” (Benjamin Fondane)

Full version of "Entretiens avec Leon Chestov" from Rencontres avec Leon Chestov Edited and annotated by Nathalie Baranoff and Michel Carassou, Paris, Plasma, 1982 I first met Shestov in the spring of 1924 at Jules de Gaultier's home. Two years earlier I published, in Romanian, six chronicles dealing with his latest work translated into Romanian -… Continue lendo “Conversations with Shestov” (Benjamin Fondane)

“Shestov, or the purity of despair” – Czeslaw MILOSZ

Emperor of the Earth: modes of eccentric thinking, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1977, pp. 99-119 There was once a young woman by the name of Sorana Gurian. She emigrated to Paris in the 1950s from her native Rumania after adventures about which, she felt, the less said the better. In Paris her life of… Continue lendo “Shestov, or the purity of despair” – Czeslaw MILOSZ

“Cioran, filósofo romeno, é tema de documentário” (Nonato Cardoso)

Diário do Pará, Caderno "Você", quinta-feira, 9 de junho de 2011 Como comemorar o centenário de nascimento de um escritor que preferiu viver sempre na clandestinidade, que fez da indiferença sua trincheira? Que recusou todo tipo de títulos e honrarias, escolhendo passar necessidades a negociar suas ideias? Como comemorar aquele que fez de sua vida… Continue lendo “Cioran, filósofo romeno, é tema de documentário” (Nonato Cardoso)