The trouble with being born by Cioran, E. M

By Cioran, E. M

During this quantity, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his brain, Cioran strips the human situation all the way down to its most elementary elements, beginning and loss of life, suggesting that catastrophe lies now not within the prospect of dying yet within the truth of start, that laughable twist of fate. within the lucid, aphoristic type that characterizes his paintings, Cioran writes of time and dying, God and faith, suicide and soreness, and the Read more...

summary: during this quantity, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his brain, Cioran strips the human right down to its most elementary elements, delivery and dying, suggesting that catastrophe lies now not within the prospect of dying yet within the truth of start, that laughable coincidence. within the lucid, aphoristic kind that characterizes his paintings, Cioran writes of time and dying, God and faith, suicide and pain, and the temptation to silence. In all his writing, Cioran cuts to the center of the human event

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Yet it was standing, that dog…. A stranger comes and tells me he has killed someone. He is not wanted by the police because no one suspects him. I am the only one who knows he is the killer. What am I to do? ) to tum him in. I feel I am his accomplice, and resign myself to being arrested and punished as such. At the same time, I tell myself this would be too ridiculous. Perhaps I shall go and denounce him all the same. And so on, until I wake up. The interminable is the specialty of the indecisive.

Yet, by an obnubilation which has something of the miraculous about it, there are gynecologists who are attracted to their patients, gravediggers who father children, incurables who lay plans, skeptics who write…. T, a rabbi’s son, complains that this age of unprecedented persecutions has seen the birth of no original prayer capable of being adopted by the community and uttered in the synagogues. I assure him that he is mistaken to be distressed or alarmed by the fact: the great disasters yield nothing on the literary or religious level.

Yes in appearance, no in fact, for the future has always been hideous, man being able to remedy his evils only by aggravating them, so that in each epoch existence is much more tolerable before the solution is found to the difficulties of the moment. In major perplexities, try to live as if history were done with and to react like a monster riddled by serenity. ,” I now put the same question about anyone alive. The emphasis on birth is no more than the craving for the insoluble carried to the point of insanity.

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