Friday, June 03, 2005

Kierkegaard The Poet

Henry Carrigan reviews an English translation of a recent and slightly revisionist Kierkegaard biography, based on newly released personal journals and other materials (via A&L Daily).

1 Comments:

At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Stuart Watson said...

In all honesty, thank you, Dan Koffler, for posting this link... My first yahoo screen name, back in 1999 when I used it only to play online chess while tortorously sick of boarding school, was SorenWatson (just to keep things in perspective)... As a poet, Kierkegaard's "The Concept of Irony" is an absolutely defining work for me, and his later works are honestly difficult for me to return to, so profound has their effect been. I look forward to reading this biography. My only regret about the review is his characterization of Hegel's writing as being "out of touch with the real world"... It is dense and difficult, but no more so than Woolf, Joyce, or Faulkner when you get right down to it (convince me that shit isn't as systematical as Hegel, please! Bach, people!),,,, Hegel's prose: Less poetic, perhaps. Less musical, no. Anyway, though I flame you frequently (and may continue to), I secretly love this shit.

 

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