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"In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or, springs from his relationship with...more
What I find especially interesting is that this short piece is essential to his work since eventually Regine (the fictional Cordelia)became his muse. . . . Which is to say that he (the fictional Johannes)was afraid of life since he could...more
As for the main character seducing girls had been an esthetically tempting exercise and his only occupation throughout the book. But the author (showing us all the imaginable aspects of the character's challenge) is merely endlessly polishing up his graphomania and recuperating from the guilt trips we can barely share or understand.
It's a shame this book is much less than it could be, even considering the ages passe...more
John Updike called Kierkegaard's writing "feverishly intellectual" - which almost begins to describe the quality of the writing. The prose of The Seducers Diary (Volume I of E...more
In itself, the Seducer's Diary is a...more
I have se...more
It was exquisite and haunting, and it's Kierkegaard that does the true seducing in the end; so wrapped up was I in the story that, much like Johann's innocent young muse, it was as if suddenly waking up, tangled in a web.
Dan juga meraikan pagi menonton kanak-kanak dalam tubuh orang dewasa.
Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as one of the first, if not the very first, existentialist philosophers. The Seducer’s Diary is one part of a greater work Either / Or. It is also one of the 20 books in the Penguin Great Loves collection. Given its reputation I was sure I couldn’t go wrong.
About the book:
This is a book made up of diary entries and letters. Johannes, the writer, boasts of his skills in the art of seducing women. He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while a...more
Non sono presuntuosa e questa non è una vera e propria recensione.
Dunque, se è vero che l'esteta persegue il pieno godimento della vita egli vive nel presente, tuttavia il livello di godimento raggiungibile dipende dal livello di spiritualità raggiunto.
Ne conseguono una ricerca attenta e ponderata, di quelli che sono i "piaceri", una scelta ragionata tra quelli possibili e che producono godimento intenso.
Tuttavia l'espressione di questo "godimento" è determinata dal talento individuale, dal d...more
So I can't begin to describe the disappoi...more
Debo admitir que el tema no es de mis favoritos pero el desarrollo y las explicaciones detalladas del Don Juan en turno ganaron mi corazón. Sin duda alguna Kierkegaard penetra de manera profunda en las entrañas de un seductor que mide fríamente cada uno de los pasos que dará para tener a su...more
"Benim onunla ilişkim, aslında iki kişiyle yapılması gereken bir dansın tek kişiyle yapılması gibi."
"Benim": Bu sözcüğün anlamı nedir? Bana ait olan değil, benim ait olduğum; tüm varlığımı içeren, ona ait olduğum sürece benim olan. Benim Tanrım bana ait olan Tanrı değil, benim ait olduğum Tanrı'dır; aynı şeyi vatanım, evim, işim, özlemim, umudum için de söyleyebilirim. Daha önce ölümsüzlük diye bir şey olmasaydı eğer, ben...more
* Uses pun-ny pseudonyms
* Packages passive-aggressiveness as a literary trope
* Harps on the impending loss and regret that attend every experience of human happiness
* Espouses a hodge-podge philosophy that centers (obliquely) on a real-life romantic misfire, for which his precepts serve as flimsy, ex post facto excuses (I'm actually torn about whether this is a pro or a con)
* Didn't commit suicide
* Kinda squirrely-looking
With all the smugness and superiority of an aristocratic gentleman, Johannes the seducer details his plans to seduce the young and beautiful Cordelia. But this is no ordinary seduction; Johannes is no ordinary seducer. His desire is to take her innocence, indifferent to him at first, and manipulate it over a period of time using all his wiles so that she bares her...more
En toda esta labor el be...more
Diary of a Seducer – definitely an eye catching title. It suggests eroticism, persecution, and satisfaction. I had never heard of the book nor of the author, the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard but I was largely captured by the title and the back cover information – tips on how to successfully to seduce a woman, which are even applicable to contemporary situations. Hm, in the light of my recent (largely unsuccessful) experience wit...more
Io l'ho letto, onestamente, per cultura personale. Non è che non mi interessasse, a grandi linee, la trama, però se vi dovessi dire che l'avrei letto lo stesso se fossi stata una che e ne fregava di cultura personale vi direi una bugia.
Non è un romanzo di cui si può parlare di semplice: mi piace, non mi piace. Perc...more
I really enjoyed it. Although the first half in part...more
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I can imagine him able to bring a girl to the point where he was sure she would sacrifice all then he would leave without a word let a lone a declaration a promise.
The unhappy girl would retain the consciousness of it with double bitterness because there was not the slightest thing she could appeal to. She could only be constantly tossed about in a terrible witches' dance at one moment reproaching herself forgiving him at another reproaching him and then since the relationship would only have been actual in a figurative sense she would constantly have to contend with the doubt that the whole thing might only have been an imagination.