By Søren Kierkegaard

A good translation of 2 of Kierkegaard's top works.

The definitive version of the Writings. the 1st quantity . . . shows the scholarly price of the whole sequence: an creation surroundings the paintings within the context of Kierkegaard's improvement; a remarkably transparent translation; and concluding sections of clever notes. -- Library magazine

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67 Johannes Climacus's discussion of "spiritual trial [Anfœgtelse]"68 clarifies that crucial category in Fear and Trembling. Particular attention is given to the "knight of faith," who, Climacus says, was presented "in a state of complete65 The Point of View, KW XXII (SV XIII 521). The Concept of Anxiety, p. 17, KW VIII (SV IV 289). 67 Postscript, KW XII (SV VII 85). 68 Ibid. (SV VII 222, 226-27, 399-400). "75 On the other hand, most readers would agree with the opening lines of an entry from 1849: "Once I am dead, Fear and Trembling alone will be enough for an imperishable name as an author.

Now all the frightfulness of the struggle was concentrated in one moment. " So everything was lost, even more appallingly than if it had never happened! So the Lord was only mocking Abraham! He wondrously made the preposterous come true; now he wanted to see it annihilated. 12 All was lost! Seventy years13 of trusting expectancy, the brief joy over the fulfillment of faith. Who is this who seizes the staff from the old man, who is this who demands that he himself shall break it! Who is this who makes a man's gray hairs disconsolate, who is this who demands that he himself shall do it!

91 Pap. XI3 B 122. See Supplement, p. 330. 92 JP VI 6787 (Pap. X6 B 253). 93 Stages, KW XI (SV VI 49). 94 Ibid. (SV VI 34-35). 89 Historical Introduction xxxv and Trembling and Repetition were remaindered (204 and 253 copies, respectively), along with seven other titles, to bookseller C. A. 95 Within a year after the two works had been published, four reviews or notices of Fear and Trembling96 and three reviews or notices of Repetition97 appeared. A point of agreement in the first two (anonymous) pieces98 and in the latest (pseudonymous) review" is that Fear and Trembling and Either/Or are works of the same author.

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