By Emil Cioran
During this quantity, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his brain, Cioran strips the human situation all the way down to its most simple elements, start and demise, suggesting that catastrophe lies now not within the prospect of demise yet within the truth of beginning, "that laughable accident." within the lucid, aphoristic sort that characterizes his paintings, Cioran writes of time and loss of life, God and faith, suicide and soreness, and the temptation to silence. In all his writing, Cioran cuts to the guts of the human experience.
Translated by means of Richard Howard