Prefaces : writing sampler / by Søren Kierkegaard ; edited and translated with introduction and notes by Todd W. Nichol.Material type: TextLanguage: eng dan Series: Publication details: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997.ISBN:
- Forord. English
- 198.9 21
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prefaces; presented as a set of prefaces without a book to follow, this work is a satire on literary life in nineteenth-century Copenhagen, a lampoon of Danish Hegelianism, and a prefiguring of Kierkegaard's final collision with Danish Christendom. At the same time it tightly expresses themes characteristic of the entire authorship, including subjectivity and Christian devotion. Shortly after publishing Prefaces, Kierkegaard began to prepare Writing Samplers as a sequel. This next work considers the themes of Prefaces but in a yet more ironical and satirical vein. Writing Sampler remained among Kierkegaard's unpublished writings during his lifetime and appears here for the first time as Kierkegaard originally envisioned it, in the company of Prefaces.