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Title: Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 10: Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions
Author: Kierkegaard, Soren Howard V Hong, Edna H Hong (eds)
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Publication Date: 1993
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780691033006
Volumes: 1; Pages: 204
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Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions was among seven signed works by Kierkegaard, each published concurrently with one of his seven pseudonymous works--in this case, with Stages on Life's Way. The two volumes not only have a chronological relation but distinctively treat some common themes. It is quite possible, the editors suggest, that Kierkegaard worked alternatively on the two manuscripts: on Stages at his ordinary desk and on Discourses on Imagined Occasions at his high desk.The first of the three discourses, "On the Occasion of a Confession," centers on stillness, wonder, and the ultimate object of a human being's seeking--in contrast to the speechmaking on erotic love in ""In Vino Veritas,'" part one of Stages. The second discourse, "On the Occasion of a Wedding," complements the second part of Stages in which Judge William delivers a panegyric on marriage. The third discourse, "At a Graveside," sharpens the ethical and religious earnestness implicit in Quidam's "A Story of Suffering," in the third part of the other work.