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Seducer's Diary

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ISBN-10: 069115841X

ISBN-13: 9780691158419

Edition: 2013

Authors: S�ren Kierkegaard, Edna Hong, Howard Hong, John Updike

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"In the vast literature of love,The Seducer's Diaryis an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume,Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the young woman, ten years his junior, proposed to her, but then broke off their engagement a year later. This event affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen became a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His attempt to set right, in writing, what he feels was a…    
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List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 4.65" wide x 7.40" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, S�ren Kierkegaard was the son of a wealthy middle-class merchant. He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance his literary career. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master's thesis in 1841 on the topic of irony in Socrates. At about this time, he became engaged to a woman he loved, but he broke the engagement when he decided that God had destined him not to marry. The years 1841 to 1846 were a period of intense literary activity for Kierkegaard, in which he produced his "authorship," a series of writings of varying forms published under a series of fantastic pseudonyms. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of…    

Howard and Edna Hong have edited and translated S�ren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, volume 1-7.

Howard and Edna Hong have edited and translated S�ren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, volume 1-7. Howard Hong is Editor-in-Chief of Kierkegaard's Collected Works.

American novelist, poet, and critic John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, which he attended on a scholarship, in 1954. After graduation, he accepted a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. After returning from England in 1955, he worked for two years on the staff of The New Yorker. This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine, during which he has contributed numerous short stories, poems, and book reviews. Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958), his…