A Short History of Decay

A Short History of Decay


E. M. Cioran confronts where of ultra-modern international within the context of human history—focusing on such significant problems with the 20th century as human growth, fanaticism, and science—in this nihilistic and witty choice of aphoristic essays about the nature of civilization in mid-twentieth-century Europe. Touching upon Man's have to worship, the feebleness of God, the downfall of the traditional Greeks and the depression baseness of all life, Cioran's items are pessimistic within the severe, but additionally exhibit a stunning sure bet that renders them tender, bright, and noteworthy. Illuminating and brutally sincere, A brief historical past of Decay dissects Man's decadence in a notable sequence of relocating and lovely pieces.

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