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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
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