• Title: Pe culmile disperării
  • Author: Emil M. Cioran
  • ISBN: 9789735021924
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pe culmile disper rii Dac a putea a aduce ntreaga lume n agonie pentru a realiza o purificare din r d cini a vie ii a pune fl c ri arz toare i insinuante la aceste r d cini nu pentru a le distruge ci pentru a le da alt
    Dac a putea, a aduce ntreaga lume n agonie, pentru a realiza o purificare din r d cini a vie ii a pune fl c ri arz toare i insinuante la aceste r d cini, nu pentru a le distruge, ci pentru a le da alt sev i alt c ldur Focul pe care l a pune eu acestei lumi n ar aduce ruine, ci o transfigurare cosmic , esen ial Emil CIORAN

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    1. How does one become a pessimist?By reading your book, pal. You made Schopenhauer look like one of the Teletubbies. It was a fortunate thing that I didn’t read this during my impressionable adolescence. I still can’t rate it I think a 3-star rating is a good compromise. Many quotes that pulled on my heartstrings, and many chapters I already forgot, out of immunity to certain thoughts and dislike of overly melodramatic prose. Things that belong to the plane of ideas, naturally, since the kind [...]

    2. There is a reason why certain authors, regardless of their genius, are destined to remain relatively anonymous to the wider world. Cioran is of this type. Without any reluctance he talks about ideas and emotions that most people spend the major part of their lives trying their best to repress and ignore. Some might consider this brazen, but to my mind I don't imagine he had a choice in the matter. Some thoughts need out. Some can't be resisted, like gravity. And if you had such thoughts, ones yo [...]

    3. Ah, Cioran, twenty-two years old and already so caustically weary with that great travail called life - I remember that age well!This is a compulsively readable shotgun blast of bleak lyricism that ofttimes offers profound insight and occasionally jejune invective. Cioran is a cruel diagnostician of despair - there is little from the realms of spiritual shadow that he is not acutely aware of - and scourges the quotidian world with its infinite banality, pointlessness, and immanent subjugation to [...]

    4. What a waste of a good prose style! Cioran is a repetitive farting windbag of nihilism and misanthropy. I've been through too much suffering to be a nihilist anymore.I could not even recommend this to angsty adolescents to distract them from misinterpreting Nietzsche. Those who might truly sympathize with it are those who have undergone major depression, and to give them a work so encouraging of death would be an act of criminal negligence. Perhaps in its own circumventing way, this book affirms [...]

    5. Cât lirism!!! Cioran are un farmec aparte, un farmec negru, o forţă persuasivă care se exercită asupra inconştientului cititorului. "Pe culmile disperării" -fiind şi prima sa lucrare- mi-a plăcut datorită caracterului ei de filosofie introspectivă, dar subiectivă până-n străfundurile ei. Având mai multe ipostaze, eu unul îl numesc pe Cioran "autor metamorfoza" (spre exemplu, "Pe culmile disperării" este axată pe o filosofie introspectivă, "Cartea amăgirilor" pe o filosofie c [...]

    6. Pe Cioran l-am ochit pe la începutul liceului, însă mi-am făcut curaj să-l citesc abia pe la mijlocul facultăți și asta pentru că toate recenziile și cunoscuții îmi lăsau de înțeles că mă va posomorî. Departe de adevăr. E drept, primele pagini nu m-au făcut să văd curcubeie și nori pufoși, dar asta doar pentru că în acea zi încercam să neg din răsputeri orice rol/avantaj pe care disperarea îl are. Din momentul în care am renunțat să blestem culmile disperării, [...]

    7. I knew when I set eyes on this book’s title that I was going to love it. It is so imperfectly perfect, so beautifully flawed, so darkly comforting for someone like me.There are many statements in On the Heights of Despair I don’t agree with. I found Cioran’s take on women and on the difference between man and other living creatures to be too immature. He is melodramatic and over-exhilarated at times. But he touches on subjects that interest me; he thinks thoughts that I do. He is endearing [...]

    8. ''پادشای عەرشی ڕەشبینی، ترۆپکی نائومێدی، بێخەوی و خۆکوشتن، ئەمیل سیوران وەهای وت''تەوەرەکانی ئەم کتێبەی سیورانە. سیوران قەڵەمێک نامۆ بە ڕۆژهەڵات و بگرە ڕۆژائاوایش، کتێبەکانی باس لە بێخەویی، خۆکوشتن، ڕەشبینی، قسەی سەرزمانی سیورانە. لە لاوییدا چەندین ساڵ دووچاری بێخەوییەکی [...]

    9. Like many other books, this one is anything but an escape. It impugns reality and swirls it around with words like chaos, insomnia, love, death, suicide and the like. This is one of the most provocative books I have ever read. It is very hard to give a review on this dark, extensional author who is commonly known as the “king of pessimists”.This was the first book I read by Ciroan, the then 22 year old Cioran managed to keep me up till 5 in the morning with shivers. “There is always a seri [...]

    10. Leería de nuevo a Cioran. Sin dudas. Sin embargo, es bastante intenso y hay que leerlo con calma. En las cimas de la desesperación nos manifiesta todo su sentir existencialista, nihilista y pesimista, pues no cree más que en el sufrimiento. Personalmente, muchas de sus ideas me gustaron, pero hay otras que resultan difíciles seguirles el paso, ya que es filosofía pura. Y aunque es un libro de filosofía, tiene mucho de poético (en el sentido literario).Sus conceptos de infinitud y finitud, [...]

    11. It's a shame that this is Cioran's most rated book in , since it's not his best one at all (and he knew it). Too much lyricism, too juvenile, and both the lyricism and juvenality aren't as poetic as he would have liked them to be (we have Rimbaud for that, though). Cioran regreted this style in his adult books. That being said, this book has a few really great moments, like the aphorism on the sterility of traditional wisemen.

    12. În clipe precum acestea aș fi preferat să mă fi născut bărbat, să pot aprecia lirismul fără ca misoginismul să mă atingă. Departe de a fi o feministă, am reflectat eu însămi adesea cu tristețe la neajunsurile condiției feminine pe care le atribui, antropologic vorbind, unui amalgam nefericit de factori cărora le suntem tributare. Cred totuși că în această privință Cioran nu este nici pe departe un psiholog la fel de fin precum în celelalte tematici abordate, ceea ce desi [...]

    13. We live in an age in which it is almost a sin to be unhappy, this book is a fine antidote to that stupidity.

    14. I do think I may have finally found a philosopher whose work I can not only relate to but utterly enjoy. I blew through this one in under 24 hours, and thoroughly loved it. Like J.K. Huysmans, H.P. Lovecraft, and Thomas Ligotti (in fact, it was through Ligotti that I first ever even heard of Cioran), this E.M. Cioran transforms ennui, despair and cosmic pessimism into pure poisonous poetry. My only "problem" with the book was I had to keep pausing from my reading to jot down a line that I found [...]

    15. I can say I don't agree on most of the ideas in this book and I wonder how can someone live like this? Thinking no one ever does an altruistic gesture and vices being the best thing to have, otherwise you're boring?! I do understand him at some points, as pessimism and depression are opaque and subjective feelings you can hardly see through Unbelievable but among all that pessimism I could find some optimism, paradoxically (as he keeps repeating! The beginning and the ending have kind of bright [...]

    16. The most relentlessly-pessimistic author not to have killed himself and, therefore, the writer of our only true solace: We need not waste time seeking solace. Warning to optimists: Reading E.M. Cioran's work may kill you.

    17. "An existence which does not hidea great madness has no value. how is it different from the existence of a stone, apiece of wood, or something rotten?"Just a fantastic, fantastic read. This is one of those occasions when I don’t agree with the writer on many points, but still understand his particular way of thinking. And in the case of Emil Cioran, that way of thinking is refreshingly bitter; beautiful in its sadness. Cioran is a worthy entry in the long line of pessimistic philosophers. To h [...]

    18. Recently I finished E . M Cioran's - On the heights of Despair. It's a book written whilst deep under the grip of insomnia by the existential / nihilist philosopher exploring the nature of life, and purpose, and also the inevitability of suffering. Sounds like a really dreary premise? It's actually written in this interesting lyrical format that is vivid and almost strangely life affirming, Cioran transforms accepting suffering and darkness and horror into a positive, a kind of fingers up to fee [...]

    19. Wow this book is veryry dark, but what do you expect from a book called "on the heights of despair"! Emil Cioran is cleaely inspired by Nietzsche. His pessimistic view on existence is due to the nonexistence of objective truth. But he differs from Nietzsche in that he doesn't preach of the glory of the ubermench, nor does he like Camus end his book on a lighter note by claiming that one can be happy with the absurdity of existence. His view is muchch depressing; the universe is absurd, human exi [...]

    20. "Aţi avut vreodată satisfacţia bestială şi uluitoare de a vă privi în oglindă dupănenumărate nopţi de nesomn; aţi simţit tortura insomniilor, cînd numeri fiecare clipă nopţiîntregi, cînd nu mai eşti decît tu singur în această lume, cînd drama ta este cea mai esenţialădin istorie, iar această istorie nu mai are nici o semnificaţie, nici nu mai există, cînd în tinecresc cele mai groaznice văpăi şi existenţa ta apare unică şi singură într-o lume născutănumai [...]

    21. joc brutal de băut - toată lumea bea un shot de fiecare dată când întâlnește vreunul din cuvintele "paroxism" sau "organic"

    22. "A little knowledge is delightful; a lot, disgusting. The more you know the less you want to know. He who has not sufferd from knowledge has never known anything."

    23. "Pourquoi je ne me suicide pas? Parce que la mort me dégoûte autant que la vie. Je n'ai pas la moindre idée de ma raison d'être ici-bas. Je ressens en ce moment un impérieux besoin de crier, de pousser un hurlement qui épouvante l'univers. Je sens monter en moi un grondement sans précédent, et je me demande pourquoi il n'explose pas, pour anéantir ce monde, que j'engloutirais dans mon néant. Je me sens l'être le plus terrible qui ait jamais existé dans l'histoire, une brute apocalypt [...]

    24. Carte este un ‘tratat’ ce studiază suferința în adâncimile ei și gândurile ce duc spre o denigrare a sufletului. Cioran vorbește despre suferință cu o acceptare ce poate însemna doar resemnarea omului ce este aproape de moarte. Acesta își exprimă punctul de vedere cu privire la numeroase subiecte precum dragostea prin prisma morții, binaritatea comportamentului uman și focul interior ce te poate autodistruge; toate acestea sunt văzute prin ochii omului ce suferă de depresie [...]

    25. Cioran's particular brand of melancholy fatalism sours any sort of existential insight that can be had from this book.Laid out as a series of short, topical essays ranging in length from small paragraphs to a few pages, each is a snapshot or distillation of Cioran's views on despair, death, and lyricism.While he makes some lambent points, especially with concern to the often hubristic certitude of philosophers, he makes an even greater number of absurd points. All the while, his self-absorbed, a [...]

    26. Cioran, se entrega a la defensa y el sentido de lo que en esta vida no tiene sentido. "Si no hubiera escrito esto a los 22 años me hubiera suicidado", anuncia de inicio de este libro en el que contempla y examina esos sentimientos de misería y soledad, de la demencia como ancla para que ya de una ves por todas te lleve el infierno. Es extraño que un libro que habla sobre la irremediable situación de hombre atado a su propio dolor en todas sus manifestaciones resulte hasta en cierta manera, t [...]

    27. Essentially an extremely unhealthy self-help book for depressives, sadsacks, and fatalists worldwide. In Cioran's view, mental anguish is noble and intellectually rigorous, the only path to a truly examined life. For the miserable bastard sitting alone in his darkened room, this all sounds right as rain. And Cioran's writing is easily digestible, the book a series of short philosophical prose poems, elegantly articulating why life sucks the bag, and why you're a dunce or a coward if you don't be [...]

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