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A Short History of Decay
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date September 15, 1998
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781559704649
ISBN-10 1559704640
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.95
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E. M. Cioran confronts the place of today's world in the context of human history—focusing on such major issues of the twentieth century as human progress, fanaticism, and science—in this nihilistic and witty collection of aphoristic essays concerning the nature of civilization in mid-twentieth-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.


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With Eugene Thacker (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (November 13, 2012)
9781611457360 | details & prices | 181 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $14.95
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