Features a biography of the Romanian-born French philosopher E M Cioran that focuses on his formative years as a mystical revolutionary attracted to right-wing nationalist politics in interwar Romania, his writings of this period, and his self-imposed exile to France in 1937.
Foreword; Editor's Preface; Chronology: E.M. Cioran I. The Romanian Life of Emil Cioran Introduction: Cioran's Revenge; 1. Rasinari, Transylvania, 1911-1921; 2. Sibiu, 1921-1928; 3. Bucharest, 1928-1933; 4. Berlin, 1933-1935; 5. Romania's Transfiguration, 1935-1937; 6. Romania's Transfiguration: Continuing Controversy; 7. Tears 8. Stranger in Paris; 9. The Lyrical Virtues of Totalitarianism II. Memoirs of a Publishing Scoundrel Prelude; Paris, 1992-1994; Romania, 1994; Paris, 1995; Romania, 1995-1997; Postlude Bibliography; Index; Biographical Notice: Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston