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Abstract. In this paper I will present and discuss what I consider to be a new interpretation of Søren Kierkegaard's “The Seducer's Diary”. I will demonstrate how. Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: English (translation) Original Language: Danish. About the Author. The text is from Howard V. Hong's and Edna H. Read "The Seducer's Diary" by Soren Kierkegaard available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Johannes is an aesthete.
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Hong's and Edna H. Hong's standard English translation of The Writings of Kierkegaard. The foreword by John Updike was specifically commissioned for this volume. Product details File Size: April 21, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled.
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It is the culmination of Kierkegaard's portrayal of the "aesthetic" life, and reveals very clearly some of the horrific failings of "student A" and his world-view. Furthermore, the Hong translation is excellent, poetic, and fluid. There are several problems with this. First, "The Seducer's Diary" is written by Kierkegaard only in the sense that any of Macbeth's monologues in Shakespeare's play are written by Shakespeare. The Seducer expresses Kierkegaard's own views and feelings just as little as Macbeth expresses Shakespeare's.
By attributing the piece directly to Kierkegaard, and suggesting see the back cover that the book is somehow a portrayal of his relationship to Regine Olsen, this volume does a huge disservice to the actual content and function of the book.
Kierkegaard would be absolutely horrified by this volume. Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol This brings us to problem 2: Part 1 contains the papers of "Student A", an aesthete and sensualist, and part 2 contains a series of letters to Student A from "Judge William" in defense of "the ethical". As the final chapter of Part 1, "The Seducer's Diary" offers a climactic portrait of the failures of the aesthetic life.
Johannes the Seducer is the aesthete's ideal, and we sense that if Student A pursued his values to their ultimate end he would end up like the Seducer. The Seducer is an updated version of Don Juan, who, rather than leaping on one girl after another in quick succession, undertakes a spiritual as well as a physical seduction, until his prey can totally surrender to him at which point he abandons her.
The Seducer is meant to be horrifying and extremely perverse.
As the British scholar Kirstie Blair noted, for her: "Gypsies represent liberation, excitement, danger and the free expression of sexuality". The idea of a people who belonged nowhere, existing outside of the values of "civilization", held genuine appeal to her as it offered up the possibility of gender roles different from those held in the West.
Evelyn Jarrold's husband, Tommy, died in the Great War, and she has nothing to occupy her apart from her son Dan, the Jarrolds' heir, who is away at Eton, social events and visits to her dressmaker. Vane-Merrick is a farming landowner and Member of Parliament, and is writing a book on economics. He represents new, progressive values and the male world of work and economic activity, and Evelyn Jarrold represents traditional values and the female world of family ties and social engagements.
The characters of Viola and Leonard Anquetil in Family History are socialists, pacifists and feminists, thinly veiled versions of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. In casting her fictional alter-ego as an excellent mother she was offering a "gift" to Woolf.
All Passion Spent and Seducers in Ecuador sold especially well. Somewhat Ironically Seducers overtook her mentor's novel Mrs Dalloway at the top of the sales charts.
In the latter, the elderly Lady Slane courageously embraces a long suppressed sense of freedom and whimsy after a lifetime of following convention. All Passion Spent appears to reflect Woolf's influence. The character of Lady Slane begins to truly live only after the death of her husband, a former prime minister.
She befriends the servants of her estate, discovering the lives of people she had previously ignored. The book takes an unsuspected twist, however, that makes it something more than a typical invasion yarn. His attempt to set right, in writing, what he feels was a mistake in his relationship with Olsen taught him the secret of "indirect communication.
Matters of marriage, the ethical versus the aesthetic, dread, and, increasingly, the severities of Christianity are pondered by Kierkegaard in this intense work. The text is from Howard V. Hong's and Edna H. Hong's standard English translation of The Writings of Kierkegaard.
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