(UPDATED 4/16/18)Currently Reading…

Welcome to my Currently Reading… page. If it interests you in the slightest what book I’m currently reading then check in from time to time and see if it’s a book you’ve read or have been meaning to read but didn’t get to it, etc. Leave a comment if you feel like sharing your thoughts/opinion/knowledge on the book I’m currently reading. Read, friends, read…

Currently Reading:

  • “Either/Or: A Fragment of Life” by Søren Kierkegaard.

61cYrYX0O3LBook description from the Amazon book link:
“In Either/Or, using the voices of two characters—the aesthetic young man of part one, called simply “A,” and the ethical Judge Vilhelm of the second section—Kierkegaard reflects upon the search for a meaningful existence, contemplating subjects as diverse as Mozart, drama, boredom, and, in the famous Seducer’s Diary, the cynical seduction and ultimate rejection of a young, beautiful woman. A masterpiece of duality, Either/Or is a brilliant exploration of the conflict between the aesthetic and the ethical – both meditating ironically and seductively upon Epicurean pleasures, and eloquently expounding the noble virtues of a morally upstanding life.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.”

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Danish

About the Author
S¢ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of seven children. His childhood was unhappy, clouded by the religious fervour of his father, and the death of his mother, his sisters and two brothers. Educated at the School of Civic Virtue, he went on study theology, liberal arts and science at university, gaining a reputation for his academic brilliance and extravagant social life. He began to criticize Christianity, and in 1841 broke off his engagement to concentrate on his writing. Over the next ten years he produced a flood of works, in particular twelve major philosophical essays, many written under noms de plume. By the end of his life he had become an object of public ridicule, but he is now enjoying increasing acclaim.

Note: Penguin Classics edition. Abridged edition. Translated to English from Danish.

Link to Amazon page with book info, buying options, reviews,etc.
https://www.amazon.com/Either-Fragment-Life-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140445773

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