Kierkegaard's Writings, XIV: Two Ages: "The Age of by Søren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong, Edna H. Hong

By Søren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong, Edna H. Hong

After identifying to terminate his authorship with the pseudonymous Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Kierkegaard composed experiences as a method of writing with no being an writer. Two Ages, the following offered in a definitive English textual content, is concurrently a overview and a ebook in its personal correct. In it, Kierkegaard reviews at the anonymously released Danish novel Two Ages, which contrasts the mentality of the age of the French Revolution with that of the following epoch of rationalism.

Kierkegaard commends the author's shrewdness, and his critique builds at the novel's view of the 2 generations. With prepared prophetic perception, Kierkegaard foresees the start of an impersonal cultural wilderness, during which the person will both be depersonalized or obliged to discover an lifestyles rooted in "equality sooner than God and equality with all men."

This version, like every within the sequence, includes mammoth supplementary fabric, together with a ancient advent, entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers, and the preface and end of the unique novel.

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They have to let go. -that is easy enough, after all. Not so, it is an art; they must know how to let go with passion; if there is the slightest uncertainty and hesitation on their part, the steed is already delayed somewhat; in letting go they must know precisely how to give the steed impetus. In pushing a boat away from the shore, the object is to bend forward in order to shove harder and at the same time to throw oneself back to order to gain VIII 41 44 Two Ages momentum from the shove. In connection with all passion, the most the surrounding world can do for one is to let go with passion.

The principle for the esthetic critique, therefore, will not be whether or not a girl like Claudine, a man like Lusard, like Dalund, etc. can appear in our age. How unreasonable! The II An Esthetic Interpretation 33 most extreme variant can appear in any and every age; for example, a man who could be said to belong essentially in the Middle Ages or in Greece could be living in our age. No, the critic's question is: may a girl like Claudine appear as typical in this particular age. -The same holds for Part II.

Here there is no great revelation and no deep dark secret, but all the more superficiality. Only one flower grows in concealment, stunted by all these externalities: Miss Mariane, a daughter of councilor Waller's first marriage, left out in the cold in the second marriage and called Maren even by the servants. Insulted and ignored by the stepmother, feebly and futilely protected by the father, rudely treated by the young dandies whom the stepmother flirts with and flatters, worried by her younger sister's finishing-school irresponsibility, she secretly loves and is loved by Ferdinand Bergland, grandson of Ferdinand Waller (author of Primula veris), who is something of an eccentric, yet a proud and noble spirit.

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