The Temptation to Exist

The Temptation to Exist

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Synopsis

This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers.

The Temptation to Exist first introduced this brilliant European thinker twenty years ago to American readers, in a superb translation by Richard Howard. This literary mystique around Cioran continues to grow, and The Temptation to Exist has become an underground classic. In this work Cioran writes about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, about mystics, apostles, philosophers. For those to whom the very word philosophy brings visions of arduous reading, be assured: Cioran is crystal-clear, his style quotable and aphoristic.

"A sort of final philosopher of the Western world. His statements have the compression of poetry and the audacity of cosmic clowning"-The Washington Post

Book information

ISBN: 9781611457384
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Imprint: Arcade Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 194
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 362g
Height: 210mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 17mm