Emil Cioran Biography
Birthday: April 8, 1911 (Aries)
Born In: Rasinari, Romania
Emil Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and writer who authored many works on philosophical pessimism. His major works focused on subjects which were not easy to discuss among common people. He emphasized on critical social issues like suicide and nihilism besides writing on ethics, religion and music. There has been much research on his work and the critics have labeled his work as ‘philosophical pessimism’. He published many important books in both French and Romanian, such as ‘On the Heights of Despair’ and ‘Histoire et utopie.’ His book ‘A Short History of Decay’ was awarded the prestigious Rivarol Prize which the author refused to take. After his death, many plays were written based on Cioran’s character and works. He is lauded in the Romanian academies as one of the finest philosophers and critical writers from Romania. Cioran was honored posthumously with a membership to the Romanian Academy.