#Review [Emile Cioran: Troubles with Being Born]
Three in the morning. I realize this second, then this one, then the next : I draw up the balance sheet for each mintue. and why all this ? I was born. it is a special type of sleeplessness that produces the indictment of birth.
Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth.
Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and suffering, and the temptation to silence. In all his writing, Cioran cuts to the heart of the human experience.