Kierkegaard Available in English

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“In a just world, translators would be paid ten times as much as authors. Their work cannot be other than tedious, their names are soon forgotten, yet one has only to try to imagine what our cultural life would be like without Ibsen, Tolstoy and Hans Andersen, not to mention the French or German authors, to realize our dependence upon them.”

The New Republic has reprinted W. H. Auden‘s “A Preface to Kierkegaard,” which originally ran in May 15, 1944. (via HTMLGIANT)


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →