Synopses & Reviews
This anthology covers the whole of Kierkegaard's literary career. The selections range from the terse epigrams of the Journal
through the famous "Diary of the Seducer" and the "Banquet" scene, in which Søren Kierkegaard reveals his great lyric and dramatic gifts, on to the philosophical and psychological works of his maturity. These are climaxed by the beautiful and moving religious discourses which accompany them; finally, there is the biting satire of his Attack upon "Christendom."
This is emphatically not a collection of "snippets," but the cream of Kierkegaard, each selection interesting and intelligible in itself, and all ranking among his most important work. They are so arranged as to convey an idea of his remarkable intellectual development.
Contents: A comprehensive anthology from the following works: Either/Or Fear and Trembling Stages on Life's Way Works of Love Concluding Unscientific Postscript Attack upon "Christendom" The Sickness Unto Death Philosophical Fragments and others
Bretall has compiled excerpts from throughout the literary career ofKierkegaard, including selections from: Either/Or, Fear and Trembling, Stages on Life's Way, Works of Love, ConcludingUnscientific Postscript, The Attack Upon "Christendom", The Sickness Unto Death, and Philosophical Fragments. Special attention was madeto creating a comprehensive edition of excerpts that speak to Kierkegaard's best work, while standing on their own in terms ofreadability and intelligibility, arranged to show the author’s growth throughout his literary career.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This anthology covers the whole of Kierkegaard's literary career. These are climaxed by the beautiful and moving religious discourses which accompany them; finally, there is the biting satire of his Attack Upon 'Christendom.'
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Table of Contents
The Journals, 1834-1842 -- Either/Or -- Two edifying discourses -- Fear and trembling -- Repetition -- Philosophical fragments -- Stages on life's way -- Concluding unscientific postscript -- The present age -- Edifying discourses in various spirits -- The works of love -- The point of view for my work as author -- The sickness unto death -- Training in Christianity -- Two discourses at the Communion on Fridays -- The Journals, 1850-1854 -- The attack upon "Christendom" -- The unchangeableness of God.