Papers and Journals: A Selection

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Penguin, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 682 pages
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One of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century, Søren Kierkegaard (1814-55) often expressed himself through pseudonyms and disguises. Taken from his personal writings, these private reflections reveal the development of his own thought and personality, from his time as a young student to the deep later internal conflict that formed the basis for his masterpiece of duality Either/Or and beyond. Expressing his beliefs with a freedom not seen in works he published during his lifetime, Kierkegaard here rejects for the first time his father's conventional Christianity and forges the revolutionary idea of the 'leap of faith' required for true religious belief. A combination of theoretical argument, vivid natural description and sharply honed wit, the Papers and Journals reveal to the full the passionate integrity of his lifelong efforts 'to find a truth which is truth for me'.
  

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User Review  - Glenn Russell - Goodreads

In his short life Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1814-1855) wrote over seven thousand pages of papers and journal entries, enough writing to fill an entire bookshelf. This Penguin collection ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle D - Goodreads

Absolutely the most magnificent Kierkegaard anthology out there. A must read, over and over again! Read full review

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Contents

THE FIRST JOURNAL ENTRIES AND THEIR BACKGROUND
1
SETTING THE STAGE
61
BERLIN AND THE FIRST ROUND
119
OUT OF THE CLOISTER
199
THE WIDENING OF THE RIFT
283
PREPARING FOR THE FIGHT
453
THE ATTACK
564
THE END OR THE BEGINNING
649
NOTES
659
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Rudyard Kipling, (1865-1936), English short-story writer, novelist and poet. Kipling was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1907). His most popular works include The Jungle Book (1894) and the Just So Stories (1902), both children's classics though they have attracted adult audiences also.

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