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A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran
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Apr 19, 08

bookshelves: philosophy-theory-and-other-their-i, life-is-shit
Read in April, 2008

If you think you hate life, or maybe just the world around you this book will make you kick yourself repeatedly for being just too much of a goddamn optimist. This is one bleak and beautiful book. How Cioran could live with thoughts like these and not end his own life is beyond me, but like a character out of Beckett he continues going on. This is the second book of his that I've read and it's even darker than his more youthful and lighthearted Tears and Saints which was really not the kind of book the average person would call uplifting.
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