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)