Drawn and Quartered (Kobo eBook)

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The twentieth-century Romanian philosopher uses essays and aphorisms to explore the ways we avoid telling the truth.

In this collection of aphorisms and short essays, E.M. Cioran sets about the task of peeling off the layers of false realities with which society masks the truth. For him, real hope lies in this task, and thus, while he perceives the world darkly, he refuses to give in to despair. He hits upon this ultimate truth by developing his notion of human history and events as “a procession of delusions,” striking out at the so-called “Fallacies of Hope.” By examining the relationship between truth and action and between absolutes, unknowables, and frauds, Cioran comes out, for once, in favor of being.

“A brilliant exponent of a rare genre.” —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781628724936
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: November 12th, 2012
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