By Soren Kierkegaard
Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish thinker rediscovered within the 20th century, is an immense effect in modern philosophy, faith, and literature. He seemed Either/Or because the starting of his authorship, even though he had released prior works on Hans Christian Andersen and irony. The pseudonymous volumes of Either/Or are the writings of a tender guy (I) and of pass judgement on William (II). The ironical younger man's papers contain a set of sardonic aphorisms; essays on Mozart, smooth drama, and tedium; and "The Seducer's Diary." The seeming miscellany is a reflective presentation of points of the "either," the esthetic view of life.
Part II is an older friend's "or," the moral lifetime of built-in, real personhood, elaborated in discussions of private changing into and of marriage. The solution of the "either/or" is left to the reader, for there's no half III until eventually the looks of Stages on Life's Way. The poetic-reflective creations of a grasp stylist and creative impersonator, the 2 males write in unique methods acceptable to their respective positions.