Either/Or Further Reading
by Søren Kierkegaard

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Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Croxall, T. H. “Choice.” In Kierkegaard Studies, pp. 23-40. London: Lutterworth Press, 1948.

Provides an explanation of Kierkegaard's concept of choice involving the three stages of life: the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious.

Hall, Ronald L. “Don Giovanni, Music, and the Demonic Immediacy of Sensuality.” Word and Spirit: A Kierkegaardian Critique of the Modern Age, pp. 90-117. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Discusses Kierkegaard's treatment of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Either/Or.

Mackey, Louis. “Some Versions of the Aesthete: Either/Or and Others.” In Kierkegaard: A Kind of Poet, pp. 1-38. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971.

Examines Either/Or's “A” as a representative of an aesthete whose life appears to be centered around desire and gratification.

Makarushka, Irena. “Reflections on the ‘Other’ in Dinesen, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.” In Kierkegaard on Art and Communication, edited by George Pattison, pp. 150-59. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

Discusses Dinesen's treatment of the ‘other’ as a representation of the difference between competing theories of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.

Salvatore, Anne. “Socratic Midwifery: Green and Kierkegaard.” College Literature 12, no. 1 (winter 1985): 26-32.

Compares the narrative strategies of Kierkegaard in Either/Or with those of Graham Greene in The End of the Affair.

Shilstone, Frederick. “Byron, Kierkegaard, and the Irony of ‘Rotation.’” Colby Library Quarterly 25, no. 4 (December 1989): 237-44.

Juxtaposes Byron's definition of romantic irony in Don Juan with Kierkegaard's in Either/Or.

Tajafuerce, Begonya Saez. “Kierkegaardian Seduction, or the Aesthetic Actio(nes) in Distans.Diacritics 30, no. 1 (spring 2000): 78-88.

Characterizes Kierkegaard's use of the figure of...

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