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Elpis | One | A Journal of Pessimism

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A collection (with brief introductory remarks) of writings by pessimists and pessimist sympathizers... Pratt, Battaille, Zapfe, Noyes, Cioran, Leopardi, Popa, and Flueres explore the ramifications of, if not believing that things will get worse, then at least certainly not believing that things will get better.

The power of laughter is terrible and awful: anyone who has the courage to laugh is master over others, in the same way as anyone who has the courage to die.

Prelude
Interview with a Nihilist - Alan R. Pratt
The Last Messiah - Peter Wessel Zapfe
The Sacred Conspiracy - Georges Bataille
Horror Temgoris - Benjamin Noyes
The Two Truths - EM. Cioran
Dialogue Between Nature and an Icelander - Giacomo Leopard! Selections from the Zibaldone - Giacomo Leopardi
Dead Thinking: part 1 - Alina Popa
Dead Thinking: part 2 - Florin Flueras