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Emil (Michel) Cioran - Early life, Career in Romania, Career in France, Major themes and style, Manuscripts, Major works

Essayist, born in Romania. He settled in Paris in 1947, first writing in his native tongue, then in French. Making use of nihilism, he published aphorisms, the most famous collection of which is Précis de Decomposition (1949). Other works include Des Larmes et des saints (1937), La Tentation d'exister (1956), Mauvais Demiurge (1969), and Aveux et Anathèmes (1987). He also wrote a thesis on Bergson and a translation of Mallarmé.

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