Perfil na Time Magazine: Cioran, “Visionário da Escuridão” – Paul Ress

Em meio às quase mil páginas dos Cahiers (cadernos) que Cioran manteve como um indispensável laboratório de ideias e exercício de estilo, encontram-se algumas notas sobre uma entrevista que ele teria dado a um jornalista norte-americano, enviado pela revista Time, na qual o autor romeno de expressão francesa, à essa altura já um autor renomado… Continue lendo Perfil na Time Magazine: Cioran, “Visionário da Escuridão” – Paul Ress

Book review: “The Temptation to Exist”, by E.M. Cioran (David Rodman Smith)

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 27, 1986 The Temptation to Exist: by E. M. Cioran; translated by Richard Howard; introduction by Susan Sontag (Seaver: $17.95; 223 pp.) If you would like to know what philosophizing was like in the '50s, particularly in Paris, you might well try E. M. Cioran's "The Temptation to Exist," but if… Continue lendo Book review: “The Temptation to Exist”, by E.M. Cioran (David Rodman Smith)

“A fanatic without conviction” (Charles Newman)

"And there, sir, lies the entire problem, to have within oneself the inseparable reality and the material clarity of feeling, to have it in such a degree that the feeling cannot but express itself, to have a wealth of words and of formal constructions which can join in the dance, serve one's purpose-and at the… Continue lendo “A fanatic without conviction” (Charles Newman)

“When Adam ate the apple, God lost His head” (Peter Caws)

The New York Times, March 14, 1971 E. M. Cioran, two among whose half‐dozen books are now, with the publication of “The Fall Into Time,” available in English, is a brilliant and original exponent of a rare genre, the philosophical essay. The taste for such writing, and especially for Cioran's, can for most of us… Continue lendo “When Adam ate the apple, God lost His head” (Peter Caws)

“A Bouquet of Heads” (E.M. Cioran)

The Hudson Review, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Winter, 1962-1963), pp. 491-503. Translated from the French by Marthiel Mathews. [Pdf] * Canny Old Socrates IF HE HAD GIVEN US any precise notion of the nature of his demon, he would have squandered a good part of his glory. His canny caution stirred as much curiosity about him… Continue lendo “A Bouquet of Heads” (E.M. Cioran)

“E.M. Cioran, or God Doesn’t Wear a Cane” (Andrei Codrescu)

American Book Review, vol. 1, no. 5, December/January 1978 In my bed of pain, with a crown of ice cubes araund my foot, I was proof that Paris is the best skateboarding town in the world. The square at St. Sulpice had run from under me like Los Angeles had from under Fred Astaire, to show… Continue lendo “E.M. Cioran, or God Doesn’t Wear a Cane” (Andrei Codrescu)

“The Temptation to Exist by E.M. Cioran” (David Rodman Smith)

The Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1986 The Temptation to Exist: by E. M. Cioran; translated by Richard Howard; introduction by Susan Sontag (Seaver: $17.95; 223 pp.) If you would like to know what philosophizing was like in the '50s, particularly in Paris, you might well try E. M. Cioran's "The Temptation to Exist," but… Continue lendo “The Temptation to Exist by E.M. Cioran” (David Rodman Smith)