Sunday, September 17, 2006

I came, I saw...

"I came, I saw, she conquered"

-- Kierkegaard writing in his journal about Regine Olsen.

9 comments:

Antonia said...

oh you'rereading Kierkegaard...how nice...this is a nice quote

Alok said...

I am reading about Kierkegaard. I am reading a biography. Will write about it later.

Antonia said...

the Alastair Hannay one?

Alok said...

No, it is by Joakim Garff. It was originally published in Danish. English translation came early this year. Link to the publisher's page.

It is written in a very interesting, lively and engaging style, though still too big for amateur readers like me. Also I was looking for more "introductory" materials about Kierkegaard's work than just a narrative of his life. In that sense the book is a little disappointing.

Cheshire Cat said...

Have you tried Patrick Gardiner's "Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction"?

Alok said...

Yes, I have read it. That's the OUP series, right? I really love those books.

Antonia said...

ah I see...the Hannay one provides more philosophical background in this respect...I don't know the Gardiner one however...ncie,Kierkegaard...you really could dive into that, such rich & deep texts...and I like this idea of the pseudonyms....

Antonia said...

this is a great resource:

http://www.sorenkierkegaard.org/

Alok said...

Indeed. Its a huge website! thank you!!