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Emil Cioran

Romanian philosopher

Died when: 84 years 73 days (1010 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Emil Cioran

Emil Mihai Cioran (Romanian: [eˈmil t͡ʃoˈran] (); 8 April 1911 – 20 June 1995) was a Romanian-born philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French.

His work has been noted for its pervasive philosophical pessimism, and frequently engages with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism.

Among his best-known works are On the Heights of Despair (1934) and The Trouble with Being Born (1973).Cioran's first French book, A Short History of Decay, was awarded the prestigious Rivarol Prize in 1950.

In the 1940s, Cioran moved to the Latin Quarter of Paris, which became his permanent residence, wherein he lived in seclusion with his partner, Simone Boué.


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