“Cioran, Bach, God, and Isabelle Huppert’s Endless Je Ne Sais Quoi” – Teia BRÎNZĂ

Capital Cultural, România, 11/06/2018 In 2001, the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert showed up at Cannes dressed in a vaporous black dress and with a temporary tattoo. The black lettering spanning across her arms and back read a quote from Emil Cioran: Dieu peut remercier Bach, parce que Bach est la preuve de l’existence de Dieu*.… Continue lendo “Cioran, Bach, God, and Isabelle Huppert’s Endless Je Ne Sais Quoi” – Teia BRÎNZĂ

“Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears” – Tom LUTZ

Crying also has a powerful effect in the story, for Anat's tears bring Ba'al back to life In the Egyptian story of the death of the god Osiris, something comparable happens: the goddess his finds her brother Osiris dead and weeps over him. Her tears, too, bring the dead god back to life. Similar stories… Continue lendo “Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears” – Tom LUTZ

“Only from the heart do we know when something changes”: interview with Simona Constantinovici about the Dictionary of Cioranian terms

“The Dictionary of Cioranian Terms intends to be a sort of invitation to read the philosopher in a different way, to put him in a light that extracts its fascicles from the substance of the words, from their uninterrupted story, impacting a future that stands, as a prey, lurking it.”Simona Constantinovici Simona Constantinovici (born 1968)… Continue lendo “Only from the heart do we know when something changes”: interview with Simona Constantinovici about the Dictionary of Cioranian terms

“Cioran: The Temptation to Believe” (Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston)

The "death of the author" is a notion I have never become used to. Time and again, when I open the pages of an engaging book, the "dead" author comes back to haunt me: as if reading were a spell that brings him back, his hovering spirit is always before my mind's eye. And while… Continue lendo “Cioran: The Temptation to Believe” (Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston)