The virtues of boredom

In a small book acid (From France, translated by Alain Paruit. L’Herne), Emil Cioran, giving a response to the French malaise. He explained how he wanted to boredom, but he distinguished between two kinds of trouble : one that opens its "doors to infinity", "As an extension in the spiritual vacuum of an immanent of being," and that he thinks as one of the major ills of France, boredom "devoid of infinity". He calls it "the boredom of clarity. […] fatigue things included ".

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Notes sur L’Enfant de volupté

Notes sur L’Enfant de Volupté de Gabriele D’Annunzio.
P 58. Entre l’obélisque de la Trinité et la colonne de la Conception, j’ai suspendu en ex-voto mon coeur catholique et païen.

Elle rit de sa phrase. Il avait un madrigal sur les lèvres au sujet de se coeur suspendu ; mais il ne le prononça point, car il lui déplaisait de prolonger le dialogue sur ce ton faux et léger et de gâter ainsi son intime jouissance. Il se tut.

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Notes on History of Catholicism

Notes from History of Catholicism Jean-Pierre Moisset (chapter 9 : The shock of modernity (mid-eighteenth century - 1870).
p 394. The ritual of touching scrofula after the coronation, always practiced, loses credit. Symptomatically, Formula tax, the formula of laying on of hands turn. She was "the king touches you, God heals you " ; it becomes "King touches you, God heal you ". Another sign of the distancing of old certainties and the emergence of a new report to the authority is found in the dissemination of contraceptive practices from the mid-eighteenth century, still in France.

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