A Literary Review by Soren Kierkegaard

A Literary Review

bySoren KierkegaardTranslated byAlastair Hannay

Paperback | March 26, 2002

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While ostensibly commenting on the work of a contemporary novelist, Kierkegaard used this review as a critique of his society and age. The influence of this short piece has been far-reaching. The apocalyptic final sections are the source for central notions in Heidegger's Being and Time. Later readers have seized on the essay as a prophetic analysis of our own time. Its concepts have been drawn into current debates on identity, addiction, and social conformity.

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S¢ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of seven children. His childhood was unhappy, clouded by the religious fervour of his father, and the death of his mother, his sisters and two brothers. Educated at the School of Civic Virtue, he went on study theology, liberal arts and science at university, gaining a re...
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Title:A Literary ReviewFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 26, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140448012

ISBN - 13:9780140448016

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Table of Contents

A Literary Review Translator's Introduction
Further Reading
Translator's Note

A LITERARY REVIEW

Preface
Introduction
I. Prospectus of the Contents of Both Parts
Part One: The Age of Revolution
Part Two: The Present Age
II. An Aesthetic Reading of the Novel and Its Details
III. The Results of Observing the Two Ages
The Age of Revolution
The Present Age
Notes