E. M. Cioran left his native land of Romania for Paris in the late 1930s, where he livedand wrote until his death in 1995. His many books include Anathemas and Admirations,Drawn and Quartered, A Short History of Decay, and The Trouble with Being Born.nbsp;
Richard Howard is a Pultizer-Prize winning poet and translator. He has translated Baudelaire, Stendhal, and Gide, among others. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.
Eugene Thacker is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology.