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«Non siamo realmente noi se non quando, mettendoci di fronte a noi stessi, non coincidiamo con niente, nemmeno con la nostra singolarità» leggiamo già alle prime righe di questo libro. E subito ci coglie quel senso di lieve ebbrezza e di vertigine che accompagna ogni lettura di Cioran. Subito sappiamo di trovarci di fronte a qualcuno che non si identifica né con l’uomo, né ...more
Paperback, Biblioteca Adelphi #307, 131 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Adelphi (first published 1964)
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Jamie Grefe
What can I say about Cioran other than to assert his brilliantly precise skepticism and, dare I say, in some perverse way, life affirming thought. He wrote this after "A Short History of Decay" and "All Gall is Divided," and the longer essay format fits his thought well. The last piece, a collection of disconnected (possibly) fragments on time and existence, "The Fall Out of Time" read like a lyric essay that could have been written yesterday and still miles deep into the fathoms of The Essay. H ...more
Cristina
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Să iei în mână o carte de Cioran și să nu o mai pui jos până nu o termini, nimic nu se compară cu fericirea asta!
„Dacă situăm salvarea în act, a nega înseamnă a te salva, a urmări un proiect, a juca un rol. Înțelegem de ce scepticul, când regretă că a înaintat pe un drum primejdios, îl invidiază pe demon; în ciuda rezervelor pe care le inspiră, nimic nu va putea împiedica negația să devină sursă de acțiune sau de certitudine: când negi, știi ce vrei; când te îndoiești ajungi să nu mai știi.”
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Simona
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Iniziamo con il dire che "La caduta nel tempo" non è un saggio semplice. Va analizzato, compreso, capito, metabolizzato e anche vissuto, da un certo punto di vista. Va vissuto nella sua interezza, ma soprattutto nei suoi pensieri o meglio nei pensieri di Cioran.
Sin dall'inizio si percepisce una sorta di inquietudine:

"Non è bene che l'uomo si ricordi ogni istante di essere uomo".

Cioran tocca in questo saggio di circa 130 pagine una serie di temi, che vanno dall'albero della vita, sino alla glori
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Zane Chleboun
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cioran is immensely enjoyable to read. His contempt for everything can be invigorating. On an academic level, his writing isn't very good. It isn't the best philosophy, nor is it always easy to understand; after reading so many of his books, his ideas and concepts start to blend and his contradictions grow more apparent. Yet, on an emotional level, his writing is poetic and beautiful and can break the reader through to another dimension and bring them the closest they've ever been to black melan ...more
Bogdan Liviu
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dacă fiecare dintre noi ar mărturisi dorința lui cea mai tainică, cea care-i inspiră toate proiectele și toate faptele, el ar spune: "Vreau să fiu lăudat". Dar nimeni nu se va hotărî la această mărturisire, căci e mai puțin dezonorant să săvârșești o nelegiuire decât să proclami o slăbiciune atât de jalnică și de umilitoare, ivită dintr-un sentiment de singurătate și nesiguranță de care suferă, cu o egală intensitate, și ghinioniștii și norocoșii. Nimeni nu e sigur de ceea ce el este și de ceea ...more
Liam
Mar 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘‘If we could abstain from opinions, we should enter into the true innocence and, moving backward by leaps and bounds in a salutary regression, be reborn under the Tree of Life’’(49), ‘‘direct links of Being’’(ibid), ‘‘every need, by orienting us toward the surface of life in order to disguise its depths, confers value on what has none, on what cannot have value’’(63), ‘‘committed to appearances, each desire, by forcing us outside our essence, rivets us to a new object and limits our horizon’’(6 ...more
Existanza
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Ten, kto się zabija, daje dowód, że mógłby również zabijać, owszem, że odczuwa do tego pewien popęd, tyle że kieruje go na siebie. A jeśli minę ma ponurą, patrzy s p o d e ł b a, to dlatego że właśnie podąża pokrętną ścieżką nienawiści do siebie i z przewrotnym okrucieństwem obmyśla cios, który sobie wymierzy, nie omieszkawszy przedtem rozważyć kwestii własnych narodzin i skwapliwie ich przekląć. Istotnie, właśnie narodzinami trzeba się zająć, o ile pragniemy wyrwać zło z korzeniami. Nienawidzi ...more
NerwSlowa
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Przyznaję, że przeczytanie tych esejów nie jest łatwe; wymagają maksymalnego skupienia, czasu i analizowania właściwie każdego słowa, wychwytywania niuansów, ironii, krytyki wobec tego, co czytamy. Dla genialnych esejów "Portret cywilizowanego" oraz "Najstarszy ze wszystkich lęków" (ten ostatni odwołuje się do "Śmierci Iwana Iljicza" Tołstoja, po którą sięgać będę niebawem) jednak warto nieco rozszerzyć swoje literackie horyzonty. Jestem zachwycona.
Maurizio Manco
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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"La vita, non appena si sia ossessionati dal significato che può avere, si disgrega, si sgretola: e questo getta luce su quello che essa è, su quello che vale, sulla sua sostanza gracile e improbabile." (pp. 97, 98)
Dima Țapordei
Patru stele doar pentru că mi-a creat o uşoară stare de depresie.
Veronica Rinero
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Un libro Illuminante, riflessivo, capace di mettere in discussione il pensiero del lettore.
J
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Nel 1964 esce per l’editore francese Gallimard, La chute dans le temps, La caduta nel tempo. Un libro breve e intenso caratterizzato da quel senso di ebbrezza che accompagna ogni uscita cartacea di Cioran e accolto dal mondo filosofico e letterario con il duplice atteggiamento di spregio e curiosità, si tratta di un atteggiamento che accompagnerà tutte le pubblicazioni dell’autore fino ai giorni nostri. </p><p>Gli intellettuali dell’epoca e in particolar modo quelli francesi sono leg ...more
Kai
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Nel 1964 esce per l’editore francese Gallimard, La chute dans le temps, La caduta nel tempo. Un libro breve e intenso caratterizzato da quel senso di ebbrezza che accompagna ogni uscita cartacea di Cioran e accolto dal mondo filosofico e letterario con il duplice atteggiamento di spregio e curiosità, si tratta di un atteggiamento che accompagnerà tutte le pubblicazioni dell’autore fino ai giorni nostri. </p><p>Gli intellettuali dell’epoca e in particolar modo quelli francesi sono leg ...more
Gabriele
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cioran è quella persona intelligentissima, quella che saresti tanto orgoglioso di avere fra le tue conoscenze e con cui ameresti avere una fitta corrispondenza epistolare, ma che non inviteresti mai fuori per una birra e una chiacchierata né presenteresti a qualche altro tuo amico, perché il male di vivere proprio...

Alcune citazioni sparse da "La caduta nel tempo":
"Opera di un virtuoso del fallimento, l'uomo è stato senza dubbio un fiasco, però un fiasco magistrale."
"A tal punto il dubbio su di
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Antonio Gallo
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cioran scrive per aforismi perchè li considera il principio chiave della conoscenza. Vale a dire ogni idea profonda verrà prima o poi neutralizzata dal suo opposto. In alcuni casi può addirittura generarla.

Cioran è un uomo che scrive col il suo puro intelletto e si rende conto che questo stesso intelletto può essere fallibile. Egli considera tutte le possibilità degli uomini fino allo spasimo, incluso il suicidio, il nihilismo filosofico l'abnegazione della volontà nella religione generale o in
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Antonio Delgado
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The skeptic, the one who doubts even of his own doubts, the one who is capable of escaping from messianic time and experiencing time without eternity, the one who escapes from determinisms, from the illusion of the future, and assumes his body, his constantly evolving and decaying body, that one can understand the futility of dialectics without nostalgia.
Anthony DiMichele
Another great book of Essays by EM Cioran.
Pablo Fazio
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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أن تتألم يعني أن تكون أنت ذاتك تماماً,أن تبلغ حالة عدم تطابق مع العالم.
الزمن ولا بد من الإقرار بذلك, يشكل عنصرنا الحيويّ, عندما نتجرّد منه نجد أنفسنا بلا سند, في عمق اللاواقع, أو في قلب الجحيم.
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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 adoles ...more
“Croire qu’il lui appartient de dépasser sa condition et de s’orienter vers celle de surhomme, c’est oublier qu’il a du mal à tenir le coup en tant qu’homme, et qu’il n’y parvient qu’à force de tendre sa volonté, son ressort, au maximum.” 3 likes
“If man is not ready to abdicate or to reconsider his case, it is because he has not yet drawn the final consequences of knowledge and of power. Convinced that his moment will come, that he will catch up with God and pass Him by, he clings—envious as he is—to the notion of evolution, as if the fact of advancing must necessarily bring him to the highest degree of perfection. Having sought to be other, he will end by being nothing; he is already nothing. Doubtless he is evolving, but against himself, to his cost, and toward a complexity which is ruining him. Becoming, progress: notions apparently tangential, actually divergent. True, everything changes, but rarely, if ever, for the better. Euphoric inflection of the original disease, of that false innocence which awakened in Adam a desire for the new, our faith in evolution, in the identity of becoming and progress, will collapse only when man, having reached the extremity of his distraction, having turned at last to the knowledge which leads to deliverance and not to power, will be in a position to offer an irrevocable no to his exploits and to his work. If he continues to clutch at them, he will doubtless enter upon the career of a ludicrous god or an obsolete animal, a solution as convenient as it is degrading, the ultimate stage of his infidelity to himself. Whatever choice he makes, and though he has not exhausted all the virtues of his failure, he has nonetheless fallen so low that it is hard to understand why he does not pray unceasingly, until his very voice and reason are extinguished.” 1 likes
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