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Six Maladies of the Contemporary Spirit (Hardback)

Six Maladies of the Contemporary Spirit

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Postage and Packing Free - 'Maladies' of the spirit are no longer debilitating, but creative for our European interest in change, unity, and diversity.

http://www.uppress.co.uk/noica.htm

 

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Publication date: 14 November 2009
ISBN 978-1-84102-203-1
Hardback 230 x 150mm full colour
192 pages

In this unique work, Noica analyses history, culture and the individual in what he describes as the fundamental precariousness of being. 'Maladies' of the spirit are no longer debilitating, but creative for our European interest in change, unity, and diversity.

Cover Art and Colour Section
Florin Stoiciu belongs to a young generation of Romanian printmakers whose work fits within the wave of a multiform post-modernity. Like Noica, his explorations of contemporary continuities and change in Romania are bittersweet, with an existential undertow.

Constantin Noica
Posthumously awarded the Herder Prize
Awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy for his thesis 'Sketch for the History of How Anything New is Possible', published in 1940. He worked as a Philosophy consultant at the Romanian-German Institute in Berlin (1941-1944) and as a researcher for the Logic Centre of the Romanian Academy. Between 1949 and 1958 he was held under house arrest in Cimpulung-Muscel and was later imprisoned as a political detainee (1958-1964).

'When you arrive in the wide world you will see that your inner limits are more painful than your outer limits'. All these fragmentary episodes, and many others contain something enigmatic. I have the feeling that they say something important and enigmatic about Noica's ethos.

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