A Short History of Decay - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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A Short History of Decay - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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A Short History of Decay (1949) is E. M. Cioran's nihilistic and witty collection of aphoristic essays concerning the nature of civilization in mid 20th-century Europe. Touching upon man's need to worship, the feebleness of God, the downfall of the Ancient Greeks and the melancholy baseness of all existence, Cioran's pieces are pessimistic in the extreme, but also display a beautiful certainty that renders them delicate, vivid, and memorable. Illuminating and brutally honest, A Short History of Decay dissects man's decadence in a remarkable series of moving and beautiful pieces.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241343463
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


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