Point of View for My Work As an Author: a Report to History

Søren Kierkegaard


Point of View for My Work As an Author: a Report to History

Point of View for My Work As an Author: a Report to History

  • Title: Point of View for My Work As an Author: a Report to History
  • Author: Søren Kierkegaard
  • ISBN: 9780061300882
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback



As a spiritual autobiography, Kierkegaard s The Point of View for My Work as an Author stands among such great works as Augustine s Confessions and Newman s Apologia pro Vita Sua Yet Point of View is neither a confession nor a defense it is an author s story of a lifetime of writing, his understanding of the maze of greatly varied works that make up his oeuvre Upon theAs a spiritual autobiography, Kierkegaard s The Point of View for My Work as an Author stands among such great works as Augustine s Confessions and Newman s Apologia pro Vita Sua Yet Point of View is neither a confession nor a defense it is an author s story of a lifetime of writing, his understanding of the maze of greatly varied works that make up his oeuvre Upon the imminent publication of the second edition of Either Or, Kierkegaard again intended to cease writing Now was the time for a direct report to history on the authorship as a whole In addition to Point of View, which was published posthumously, the present volume also contains On My Work as an Author, a contemporary substitute, and the companion piece Armed Neutrality.


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This edition of "The Point of View (of My Work as an Author)" includes an updated translation by the Hongs, a short historical introduction, the title essay and its supplement "The Single Individual"(published posthumously in 1859), "Armed Neutrality" (published posthumously in 1880), together with a lengthy supplement and appendix containing relevant entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers. I do not read Danish, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of the translation; one hopes the stilte [...]

From childhood on I have been in the grip of an enormous depression, the depth of which finds its only true manifestation in the equally enormous proficiency granted me to hide it under a seeming cheerfulness and zest for life. My only joy from almost as far back as I can remember was that no one could discover how unhappy I felt; this circumstance (the equally great magnitude of my depression and of my dissimulative art) does indeed signify that I was assigned to myself and the God-relationship [...]

A fantastic, autobiographical take on the methodology of Kierkegaard's writings. This work shows the reader Soren's plan to draw his audience into the realm of the the (truly) religious by first masqerading his message in his aesthetic writings.

A lot of pain and misunderstanding would have been avoided if I had started with this. So, don't be like me, start with this one.

If someone asked me for an advice where one should begin reading Kierkegaard, I would recommend him The Point of View. Kierkegaard gives a short summation of his project right here.


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