Either/Or : Part 1 Kierkegaard's Writings Edna H. Hong, Howard V. Hong, Soren Kierkegaard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This entry was posted in culture and tagged books, history, Kierkegaard, quotations, Soren Kierkegaard, writing. We didn't trade email addresses, as neither of us had one of those either. (This entry is the first of a series I'm grouping under the label 'Speculative Modernism. Kierkegaard (yes, I have no idea how to pronounce his name, either) was apparently one of the founders of Existentialism. But his philosophy is grounded firmly in Christianity. His reputation as a precursor to Symbolism has largely to do with his inclusion in two early critical works that helped to define the Symbolist canon: Paul Verlaine's The Accursed Poets (1888), and Remy de Gourmont's The Book of Masks (1896) (from which Felix Valloton's drawing of Kierkegaard begins the "Diapsalmata" section of Either/Or with a stunning definition of the poet:. That would be the middle part of the sandwich. I really enjoy writing of this sort. I'd probably put Either Or by Kierkegaard. All you need to know is that it is green and black and it will look real good.