The Trouble with Being Born By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
 
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In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and suffering, and the temptation to silence. Through sharp observation and patient contemplation, Cioran cuts to the heart of the human experience.

“A love of Cioran creates an urge to press his writing into someone’s hand, and is followed by an equal urge to pull it away as poison.”—The New Yorker

“In the company of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard."—Publishers Weekly

"No modern writer twists the knife with Cioran's dexterity. . . . His writing . . . is informed with the bitterness of genuine compassion."—Boston Phoenix
TitleThe Trouble with Being Born
AuthorBy E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published1 February 2013
FormatElectronic book text
ISBN-139781628724967
Pages999
ISBNs: 9781628724967 978-1-62872-496-7 Title: the trouble with being born category:PHI 
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