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Aphoristic essays by the notoriously pessimistic twentieth-century philosopher: “To miss reading this book would be a deprivation.” —Los Angeles Times

Romanian philosopher E. M. Cioran confronts the place of today’s world in the context of human history—focusing on such major issues as human progress, fanaticism, and science—in this nihilistic and witty collection of aphoristic essays concerning the nature of civilization in mid-twentieth-century Europe.

Touching upon Man’s need to worship, the feebleness of God, the downfall of the Ancient Greeks, and the melancholy baseness of all existence, Cioran’s pieces are pessimistic in the extreme, but also display a beautiful certainty that renders them delicate, vivid, and memorable. Illuminating and brutally honest, A Short History of Decay dissects Man’s decadence in a remarkable series of moving and beautiful pieces.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781628724943
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: November 12th, 2012