By Søren Kierkegaard,Howard V. Hong,Edna H. Hong
Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish thinker rediscovered within the 20th century, is an enormous impact in modern philosophy, faith, and literature. He looked Either/Or because the starting of his authorship, even though he had released past works on Hans Christian Andersen and irony. The pseudonymous volumes of Either/Or are the writings of a tender guy (I) and of pass judgement on William (II). The ironical younger man's papers comprise a suite of sardonic aphorisms; essays on Mozart, smooth drama, and tedium; and "The Seducer's Diary." The seeming miscellany is a reflective presentation of points of the "either," the esthetic view of life.
Part II is an older friend's "or," the moral lifetime of built-in, genuine personhood, elaborated in discussions of non-public turning into and of marriage. The answer of the "either/or" is left to the reader, for there is not any half III till the looks of Stages on Life's Way. The poetic-reflective creations of a grasp stylist and imaginitive impersonator, the 2 males write in precise methods acceptable to their respective positions.