Cioran's Nietzsche

  title={Cioran's Nietzsche},
  author={Willis Goth Regier},
  journal={French Forum},
  pages={75 - 90}
  • W. Regier
  • Published 22 September 2005
  • Art, Psychology
  • French Forum
Susan Sontag wrote that Cioran comes after Nietzsche, who set down almost the whole of Cioran's position a century ago. An interesting question: why does a subtle, powerful mind consent to say what has, for the most part, already been said?... Whatever the answer, the "fact" of Nietzsche has undeniable consequences for Cioran. He must tighten the screws, make the argument denser. More excruciating. More rhetorical. (1) Sontag's essay has become a touchstone for taking Cioran seriously as a… 

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