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Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing Paperback – October 20, 2009
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It is with much regret that I must rate a book written by Kierkegaard 3 stars. I'd give it a lower rating, but since content is more important, the lowest I could give it is a 3. Here's why: The editor, whoever he may be, did a horrible job! There averages around 3 spelling/errors per page. When I first was reading the book, these mistakes were easily ignored since these things are bound to happen. However, as I flipped through the pages and found spelling error upon spelling error, they became distractions. Nowhere is this worse than with Kierkegaard's content. The Danish philosopher requires so much care and patience when reading, and when these errors spring up more often than Justin Bieber fan's, then it becomes an annoyance. If I would have known that this particular edit was awful, I would have spent the extra 6-7$ for a book that was actually edited.
Spelling errors aren't the only issue with the physicalities of the book. The actual font and ink is cheap. If you look closely, you can see that there are several white dots in each letter. This tells me a few things: 1. The printer was old, and 2. it was designed to cut corners (costs). Furthermore, there was no index. There is also no words on the spine, ya know, where the name "Kierkegaard" and "The Purity of Heart..." ought to be. So when you have it on the shelf, it's a blue book, a mysterious book, an unnamed book!
I also take issue with the translator's comment about calling Kierkegaard the "Danish Pascal".Read more ›
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