Apotheosis of actuality: Kierkegaard's poetic life [Book Review]

Continental Philosophy Review 43 (4):509-523 (2010)
By way of an interaction with Kierkegaard’s Point of View, this paper attempts to show the extent to which Kierkegaard’s Repetition was a poetic repetition of his own life. By comparing several of his published texts with journal entries and letters to friends, this paper traces the extent and degree of Kierkegaard’s poetic reflection and corresponding lack of existential immediacy. At its most extreme, this paper argues that Kierkegaard did not really exist in the typical sense of the term; or, more precisely, that he only existed as a poetic repetition, an apotheosized ideal. Kierkegaard lived only insofar as he wrote himself into poetry
Keywords Kierkegaard  Repetition  Poet  Point of view
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DOI 10.1007/s11007-010-9155-4
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Søren Kierkegaard (1962). Philosophical Fragments. Princeton, N.J.,Princeton University Press.
Søren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong & Edna H. Hong (1984). Fear and Trembling/Repetition. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 15 (3):191-192.

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