Neither/Nor?

by Andrea Elizabeth

I began reading Diapsalmata before I read Kierkegaard’s Preface to Either/Or, thinking I had read it before, and proceeded to read the delightful aphorisms with happy gullibility. But that was the more difficult Introduction to the Concept of Irony I was thinking of. After a few pages of the Diapsalmata, I went back and read the Preface only to find that my first language is Aesthete. I now feel that I was abducted at birth and my true homeland is a foreign, cold country whose ways and language I have yet to learn.

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