Started reading Fear & Trembling yesterday. I have profuse regard for Kierkegaard's torment ; here is a dedicated writer.
Not long ago , at the back of the village church, where they stock exhausted paperbacks for 50p, I invested in The Journals of Kierkegaard 1834-1854; small outlay for someone to turn to so often, that the hoary cover has fallen off.
The anguish of being a wordsmith.
In 1843, the year F&T was published, Kierkegaard ponders :
"The hardest trial of all is when a man does not know whether the cause of his suffering is madness or guilt."