, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 177-185
Date: 07 Jan 2011

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Apories cioraniennes

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Abstract

In the Cioranian universe, language and time, both inextricably bound, both chillingly perverse, constitute icons of what is, contextually, an inexorable vision of the human condition. The pairing progenerates specters, phantasms of the void, pernicious and vacuous. It is at the perilous, indeed, the perfidious nexus of enunciation and endlessness—each dreaded, yet each ineluctable—that the dyad adopts an onerous cast. To the extent that discourse configures a cipher of perpetuity, and in that, conversely, any trace of eternity conjures a ceaseless extension of the word, of that very word which begets and embodies postmodern aporia, there lurks in consequence of discourse emitted a palpable trepidation, a confrontation with the ultimate precipice, the unconscionable, inscrutable continuity of nothingness. The deconstructive imperative overtakes the text, from which there is neither scriptural nor metaphysical exit. A curious dynamic, a tangled skein of haunting refrain.

Careful analysis of this article has led me to the conclusion that this contribution shows extensive similarities with The article published by Pierre Nepveu, “Cioran ou la maladie de l’éternité”, Etudes Françaises, Vol. 37, no.1, pp. 11-21, 2001. This constitutes a case of plagiarism which goes against the publication policy of the journal Neohelicon, its publisher Akadémiai Kiadó, and Springer. For this reason the article in question has been retracted. I offer my sincere apologies to Pierre Nepveu and to the readers that this was not detected during the submission and review process.
Péter Hajdu, Editor-in-Chief, for the Editorial Committee of Neohelicon
An erratum to this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11059-014-0289-y.