The Sickness Unto Death

Posted in Literature by downwithprince on November 12, 2009

In the middle of the 1800s Søren Kierkegaard wrote “The Sickness Unto Death” in his apartment in Rosenborggade in Copenhagen. It is a work that stands out, and Kierkegaard himself regarded it as some of the best he had produced. The book is about existential despair, which he regarded as a sin but also an important part of every human’s life. He brings it upon himself. It is a sickness of the self, and one can never be rid of the self, but without the presence of despair, one also cannot get a true contact with oneself.

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  1. Lille Wigga said, on November 12, 2009 at 5:21 AM

    Yeah!! Flere af denne slags posts på bloggen fremover!

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