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In this collection of aphorisms and short essays, E.M. Cioran sets about the task of peeling off the layers of false realities with which society masks the truth. For him, real hope lies in this task, and thus, while he perceives the world darkly, he refuses to give in to despair. He hits upon this ultimate truth by developing his notion of human history and events as "a procession of delusions," striking out at the so-called "Fallacies of Hope." By examining the relationship between truth and action and between absolutes, unknowables, and frauds, Cioran comes out, for once, in favor of being.

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"A brilliant and original exponent of a rare genre, the philosophical essay. Once read, Cioran cannot fail to provoke reaction.”—New York Times Book Review

About the Author

E. M. Cioran left his native land of Romania for Paris in the late 1930s, where he lived and wrote until his death in 1995. His many books include Anathemas and Admirations,  A Short History of Decay, and The Trouble with Being Born.Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. He is the translator for more than 150 works from the French language. He received the American Book Award for his translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.Eugene Thacker is the author of several books, including After Life and Horror of Philosophy. He teaches at The New School in New York.

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ISBN:
9781611456967
Author:
Cioran, E. M.
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Author:
Howard, Richard
Author:
Thacker, Eugene
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Foreign Languages -French
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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