I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.
I'm taking a philosophy class this semester - my first. And we just spent the better part of the last four weeks reading Kierkegaard - my first time for that, too. I can tell you right now I don't really like Kierkegaard. I don't necessarily agree with some of his ideas, and his writing style reveals a personality that is difficult, dogmatic, and ungenerous, to say the least.
But I did have some fun jotting down songs that came into my head as I read or during our class discussions. This isn't meant to be any serious analysis of Kierkegaard, but a tongue-in-cheek look at the free associations of the mind. So here goes, a list of the pieces of Kierkegaard's writing and the songs they drew from my subconscious:
"Either/Or Vol. I: The Rotation Method" = Simon and Garfunkel "I am a Rock"
"Either/Or Vol. II: The Aesthetic Validity of Marriage" = Meatloaf "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
"Either/Or Vol. II: Equilibrium" = Rush "Free Will"
"Fear and Trembling" = Indigo Girls "Watershed"
"Fear and Trembling" by the pseudonymous "Johannes de Silentio" = "Crying" Club Silencio cover from David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" (of course) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-ZnqhXSzjw
"The Sickness Unto Death: The Despair of Willing Despairingly to Be Oneself (Defiance)" = "Let it Go" from "Frozen"
Kierkegaard, I know, would NOT approve.