By Søren Kierkegaard
Walter Lowrie's vintage, bestselling translation of Søren Kierkegaard's most crucial and renowned books is still unequalled for its clarity and literary caliber. Fear and Trembling and The affliction Unto Death proven Kierkegaard because the father of existentialism and feature come to outline his contribution to philosophy. Lowrie's translation, first released in 1941 and later revised, used to be the 1st in English, and it has brought thousands of readers to Kierkegaard's inspiration. Kierkegaard counted Fear and Trembling and The ailment Unto Death between "the such a lot excellent books i've got written," and in them he introduces terms--"the absurd" and "despair"--that became keywords in smooth idea. Fear and Trembling takes up the tale of Abraham and Isaac to discover a religion that transcends the moral, persists within the face of the absurd, and meets its gift within the go back of all that the devoted one is prepared to sacrifice, whereas The affliction Unto Death examines the non secular anxiousness of despair.
Walter Lowrie's awesome translation of those seminal works maintains to supply an excellent advent to Kierkegaard. And, as Gordon Marino argues in a brand new creation, those books are as proper as ever in modern age of anxiety.