Skip to product information
1 of 1

Arcade Publishing

The Trouble with Being Born

The Trouble with Being Born

Regular price $13.35 USD
Regular price $14.94 USD Sale price $13.35 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

799 in stock

"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 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.

"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

Author: E. M. Cioran
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Published: 02/01/2013
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781611457407
View full details