Culture 14 May 2010 Words in pictures: E M Cioran The great Romanian essayist on his work and ideas. Print HTML This week's Critic At Large essay, by Adam Thirlwell, salutes the legacy of writers from central Europe. In the clip above, the great essayist E M Cioran and his fellow Romanian author Petre Tutea discuss each other's work. Cioran tells an ironic tale of Tuţea's early interest in Marxism (both men would briefly become sympathisers of the far-right Romanian Iron Guard movement), while Tutea explores Cioran's abiding scepticism and analyses his lifelong struggle with the divine. › It’s Miliband v Miliband 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles Mathias Énard is the most brazen French writer since Houellebecq Sex and the city: the novel that listens in on New York Parenting remains primarily women’s work. Is that why it’s passed over in literature?