“Sunforest” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

[Verse 1] I lay in the forest amongst the butterflies and the fireflies And the burning horses and the flaming trees As a spiral of children climb up to the sun Waving goodbye to you and goodbye to me As the past pulls away and the future begins I say goodbye to all that as the future rolls in…

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Herança Russa (Yamandu Costa)

In memoriam M. Liliana Herrera A. (1960-2019) Je ne suis pas fait pour « penser »; lorsque je m’y adonne, la suite de mes raisonnements est vite coupée par l’irruption de quelque refrain intérieur, d’un murmure plutôt. Ma « pensée » même est musicienne. Tout ce qui me travaille, ces nostalgies de toutes sortes, ces…

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“Death is not the end” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Might as well be (when in doubt), who knows? Might as well not be (when inspired). In any case, Music only is allowed, and even driven, to sing that “death is not the end”; immortality and actuality belong to its essence. Just as Music only is entitled to posit, without any vulgarity whatsoever, that la…

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HUMAN’s Musics – A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Composed by Armand Amar

“MANIACS OF PROCREATION, bipeds with devalued faces, we have lost all appeal for each other. And it is only on a half-deserted earth, peopled at most by a few thousand inhabitants, that our physiognomies might recover their ancient glamour. The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the…

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I came to discover this beautifully sad song by Brian Eno by watching an Italian film, La stanza del figlio (“The son’s room”), from director Nanni Moretti, by the way, also a beautifully sad film, downright devastating, about the tragic loss of a son, and his empty room in the house; about coping with loss, […]

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“If it be your will” (Antony Hegarty)

If it be your will That I speak no more And my voice be still As it was before I will speak no more I shall abide until I am spoken for If it be your will If it be your will That a voice be true From this broken hill I will sing to…

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“If you tolerate this your children will be next” (Manic Street Preachers)

Obviously, we don’t gives a fuck about “the future”, as we doesn’t expect to commits the crime of procreating. Still, shall the word be spread (out of sheer humanistic solidarity)… The future teaches you to be alone The present to be afraid and cold So if I can shoot rabbits Then I can shoot fascists…

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All hail the singer, all sing the song, the hymn… to love. The room is cold and has been like this for several months. If I close my eyes I can visualise everything in it right down Right down to the broken handle on the third drawer down of the dressing table. And the world […]

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“Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in” (Mickey Newbury)

Woke up this mornin’, The sundown shinin’ in. I found my broken mind, In a brown paper bag of Zen. Tripped on a cloud, I fell eight miles high. Tore my mind upon a jagged sky. I just dropped in to see what condition, My condition was in. Ah, ah. Pushed my soul in a…

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In dialogo con Mirko Integlia su «Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran»

ORIZZONTI CULTURALI ITALO-ROMENI, n. 12, dicembre 2019, anno IX È stato pubblicato da poco un nuovo libro su Cioran, uno importantissimo, a giudicare dal tema e dall’approccio: Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2019), scritto dal filosofo e teologo Mirko Integlia. Un’approfondita analisi storico-ermeneutica di questo che l’esegeta concepisce come…

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ORIZZONTI CULTURALI ITALO-ROMENI, n. 12, dicembre 2019, anno IX Il 27 novembre 2019 si è svolta all’Università Federale di ABC [1] (UFABC) la «Jornada Acadêmica – 70 anos do Précis de Décomposition» (Breviário de Decomposição), un miniconvegno organizzato per dibattere l’attualità e l’importanza del Sommario di Decomposizione in occasione dell’anniversario dei 70 anni dalla pubblicazione in Francia […]

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“Trickster” (Paul Radin)

Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly…

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“El suicida” (Jorge Luis Borges)

No quedará en la noche una estrella. No quedará la noche Moriré y conmigo la suma Del intolerable universo. Borraré las pirámides, las medallas, Los continentes y las caras. Borraré la acumulación del pasado. Haré polvo la historia, polvo el polvo. Estoy mirando el último poniente. Oigo el último pájaro. Lego la nada a nadie…

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“Clara” (Scott Walker)

This is not a cornhusk doll Dipped in blood in the moonlight Like what happen in America This is us Our eyesides snagged Dipped in mob in the daylight Like what happen in America The breasts are still heavy The legs long and straight The upper lip remains short The teeth are too small The…

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“Corps de Blah” (Scott Walker)

Hence went and cracked an atom age old egg Beneath my nose The sky-clads ash with jettisoning the roost I’m bumping into leghorns in the darkness Excuse me Dear god, excuse me Accrue too flew and burned my teeth With kitchen matches struck on stone Boiling owls shriek Arab widow flayed cadenzas I’m wading through…

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Relatório de uma Jornada Acadêmica: 70 anos do Précis de Décomposition / Breviário de Decomposição (1949-2019)

Realizou-se, na Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), em 27 de novembro deste ano de 2019, a Jornada Acadêmica – 70 anos do Précis de Décomposition (1949-2019): um mini-colóquio dedicado a debates em torno deste que é o primeiro livro escrito por Cioran em francês, e um divisor de águas no conjunto da sua obra. No…

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La amiga alemana de Cioran (José Ignacio Nájera)

Tras un día de debates acadêmicos y celebración de los 70 años desde la publicación del primer libro de Cioran escrito en francés, el Précis de décomposition, nada mejor para coronar un día perfectamente cioraniano (incluso la lluvia ayudó) que recibir un texto inédito de un importante colaborador del Portal E.M.Cioran 🇧🇷: el profesor José…

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Tal como foi publicado pela editora Gallimard em 1949, o primeiro livro escrito em francês pelo romeno Emil Cioran, Breviário de Decomposição, tem por autor E.M. Cioran, como, de resto, os livros escritos em francês que se seguirão; hoje em dia, porém, após o sucesso de Exercícios de admiração, de 1986, lê-se em muitas das […]

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“Working Notes of a Practising Neo-Generalist (#16) — On Montaigne and how to remember the books you read” (Mark Storm)

MEDIUM, April 3, 2018 On the ceiling beams of the Tower where he wrote his famous Essais, Montaigne had sayings carved into the wood; Latin and Greek quotes from the classical authors to inspire him. One of these is from Pliny the Elder (Naturalis Historia, ii. 7): “Solum certum nihil esse certi et homine nihil miserius aut superbius”…

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“Ataques fatais de ursos geram medo e polêmica sobre caça na Romênia” (Stephen McGrath)

Da BBC News na Transilvânia, na Romênia, 22 de novembro 2019 Uma onda de ataques de ursos-pardos na Romênia está criando temores de que a população do animal cresceu e esteja fora de controle no país. Em pouco mais de um mês, três homens foram mortos por ursos — dois deles na região da Transilvânia.…

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Cioran, les Cahiers et les lectures orientales

[Mars 1967] Selon la doctrine du Bouddha, il existe cinq obstacles au progrès spirituel : la sensualité, la malveillance, l’inertie physique et morale, l’inquiétude et le doute. Tous ces obstacles, je les connais bien; j’arriverais à surmonter les quatre premiers, qu’il me serait impossible d’avoir raison du dernier, le doute chez moi étant le mal…

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“Tired of waiting to make a profit online?” – The Mad Men & Us

When the solitude is intensified to the point of constituting not so much our datum as our sole faith, we cease to be integral with the whole: heretics of existence, we are banished from the community of the living, whose sole virtue is to wait, gasping, for something which is not death. CIORAN, A Short…

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“Estranha forma de vida” (Amália Rodrigues)

“Não discutiremos sobre o dever, pois assim o fazendo, falamos a crianças e a povos em sua infância, e não àqueles que assimilaram em si mesmos toda a cultura de uma época madura. De fato, é uma contradição flagrante denominar a Vontade livre e, no entanto, prescrever-lhe leis segundo as quais deve querer: ‘deve querer!’,…

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A Reading of Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” (Heidi Hochenedel)

THE LEONARD COHEN FILES In his 1992 album The Future, poet and musician Leonard Cohen combines images, both sacred and profane, to reveal a stunning vision of the apocalypse and the means to salvation. Although Cohen is a Jewish student of Buddhism, he frequently uses Christian mythology in his writing. The purpose of this essay…

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“Phrasing” (Scott Walker)

Together, Scott Walker (1943-2019) & E.M. Cioran (1911-1995) draw up a grammar (and a theology) of pain. From teenage idol and romantic crooner to musical “monster”, the “evil demiurge” of Music: what’s gotten into Scott Walker? Such an enigma would require a thorough transdisciplinary research ranging across psychology, philosophy of music, genetic criticism, and critical…

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Fenêtre sur le Rien (Emil Cioran)

CIORAN, Emil. Fenêtre sur le Rien. Trad. de Nicolas Cavaillès. Paris: Gallimard/Arcades, 2019 Avec Divagations, ce recueil exceptionnel constitue la dernière oeuvre de Cioran écrite en roumain. Vaste ensemble de fragments probablement composés entre 1941 et 1945, ce recueil inachevé et inédit commence par une sentence programmatique : « L’imbécile fonde son existence seulement sur ce qui…

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Seleção de aforismos retirados de “Dictionnaire du parfait cynique“, obra compilada por Roland Jaccard e nunca publicada em português, numa tradução original. * AMIZADE – A amizade é um contrato mediante o qual nos comprometemos a prestar pequenos serviços afim de que nos prestem grandes. (Montesquieu) AMOR – O amor é a troca de duas […]

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