Emil M. Cioran


Born
in Răşinari, Romania
April 08, 1911

Died
June 20, 1995

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Born in 1911 in Rășinari, a small village in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, raised under the rule of a father who was a Romanian Orthodox priest and a mother who was prone to depression, Emil Cioran wrote his first five books in Romanian. Some of these are collections of brief essays (one or two pages, on average); others are collections of aphorisms. Suffering from insomnia since his adolescent years in Sibiu, the young Cioran studied philosophy in the “little Paris” of Bucarest.
A prolific publicist, he became a well-known figure, along with Mircea Eliade, Constantin Noïca, and his future close friend Eugene Ionesco (with whom he shared the Royal Foundation’s Young Writers Prize in 1934 for his first book, On the Heights of Despair).
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On the Heights of Despair

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4.19 avg rating — 5,036 ratings — published 1933 — 44 editions
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The Trouble with Being Born

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4.18 avg rating — 4,329 ratings — published 1973 — 61 editions
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المياه كلها بلون الغرق

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3.75 avg rating — 3,511 ratings — published 1952 — 43 editions
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A Short History of Decay

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4.25 avg rating — 3,334 ratings — published 1949 — 56 editions
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لو كان آدم سعيدًا

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The Temptation to Exist

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Amurgul gândurilor

4.24 avg rating — 943 ratings — published 1940 — 16 editions
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Tears and Saints

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4.15 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 1937 — 32 editions
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History and Utopia

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3.95 avg rating — 1,105 ratings — published 1960 — 31 editions
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Anathemas and Admirations

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More books by Emil M. Cioran…
“It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.”
Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

“A book is a suicide postponed.”
Cioran

“Only optimists commit suicide, optimists who no longer succeed at being optimists. The others, having no reason to live, why would they have any to die?”
Emil Cioran

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Nisan 2020 - Modern Klasik Okuması

Nisan ayında aşağıdaki kitaplardan hangisini grupla birlikte okumak istersiniz?

Körlük - José Saramago 1995, 339 sayfa
 
  24 votes 26.4%

Dönüş- Andrei Platonov 1998, 168 sayfa
 
  18 votes 19.8%

 
  15 votes 16.5%

Koleksiyoncu - John Fowles 1963, 304 sayfa
 
  14 votes 15.4%

Solaris - Stanisław Lem 1961, 204 sayfa
 
  12 votes 13.2%

Doktor Faustus - Thomas Mann 1947, 672 sayfa
 
  8 votes 8.8%

91 total votes
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