On the heights of despair

by

Write The First Customer Review

"This book saved my life." So recalls the Romanian philosopher E. M. Cioran about a book that meditates on madness and death, the absurdity of existence, and the agony of consciousness. Cioran finds in our darkest fears not only reasons to continue living but also the comic, absurd humor in doing so. This early work by Cioran, whom Susan Sontag calls "the most distinguished figure in the tradition of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein, " and Marc Fumaroli recently described as "a legend...a master of French prose, " ...

On the Heights of Despair 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226106717

Trade paperback

Select
On the Heights of Despair 1995, Quartet Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780704302228

New edition

Paperback

Select
On the Heights of Despair 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226106700

Hardcover

Select