Soren Kierkegaard: A Literary Review  -     By: Soren Kierkegaard
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Soren Kierkegaard: A Literary Review

Penguin Books / 2002 / Paperback

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Two Ages, the novel under review, tells the story of a family whose fortunes span the immediate post-Revolutionary Age, a period characterized by honour, loyalty and passion, and the advent of Modernity, where a rational dull conformity prevails. Kierkegaard used the review to present a devastating analysis of his own society, in which identities were being lost and ideals displaced by an all-consuming envy. He foresaw that the outcome of this process would be to confront people with a stark choice between an empty existence and devotion to God.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.12 X 0.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0140448012
ISBN-13: 9780140448016
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Ostensibly, A Literary Review is a straightforward commentary by S&&oslashren Kierkegaard on the work of a contemporary novelist. On deeper levels, however, it becomes the existential philosopher’s far-reaching critique of his society and age, and its apocalyptic final sections inspired the central ideas in Martin Heiddeger’s influential work Being and Time. Embraced by many readers as prophetic, A Literary Review and its concepts remain relevant to our current debates on identity, addiction, and social conformity.

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S&&oslashren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was born in Denmark and wrote on a wide variety of themes, including religion, psychology, and literature. He is remembered for his philosophy, which was influential in the development of twentieth-century existentialism. A Literary Review is one of the few works Kierkegaard wrote under his own name. S&oslashren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was born in Denmark and wrote on a wide variety of themes, including religion, psychology, and literature. He is remembered for his philosophy, which was influential in the development of twentieth-century existentialism. A Literary Review is one of the few works Kierkegaard wrote under his own name.

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