The Temptation to Exist
  • Release Date : 21 November 2011
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781628723434
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Download or read book entitled The Temptation to Exist by author: E. M. Cioran which was release on 21 November 2011 and published by Simon and Schuster with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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