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New Gods.

CIORAN, E. M.

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ISBN 10: 0812904753 / ISBN 13: 9780812904758
Editorial: Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co.,, NY:, 1974
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Translated from the French by Richard Howard. First American edition. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, checkmarks at the top of about a dozen pages, else very good in a very good (minor edge wear) dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 13257

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Título: New Gods.

Editorial: Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co.,, NY:

Año de publicación: 1974

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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Dubbed “Nietzsche without his hammer” by literary critic James Wood, the Romanian philosopher E. M. Cioran is known as much for his profound pessimism and fatalistic approach as for the lyrical, raging prose with which he communicates them. Unlike many of his other works, such as On the Heights of Despair and Tears and Saints, The New Gods eschews his usual aphoristic approach in favor of more extensive and analytic essays. Returning to many of Cioran’s favorite themes, The New Gods explores humanity’s attachment to gods, death, fear, and infirmity, in essays that vary widely in form and approach. In “Paleontology” Cioran describes a visit to a museum, finding the relatively pedestrian destination rife with decay, death, and human weakness. In another chapter, Cioran explores suicide in shorter, impressionistic bursts, while “The Demiurge” is a shambolic exploration of man’s relationship with good, evil, and God. All the while, The New Gods reaffirms Cioran’s belief in “lucid despair,” and his own signature mixture of pessimism and skepticism in language that never fails to be a pleasure. Perhaps his prose itself is an argument against Cioran’s near-nihilism: there is beauty in his books.

About the Author:

E. M. Cioran (1911–95) was born and educated in Romania and lived in Paris from 1937 until his death. He is the author of numerous works, including On the Heights of Despair, also available from the University of Chicago Press. Richard Howard is professor of writing at Columbia University.

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