Encounters with Kierkegaard: A Life as Seen by His Contemporaries

Encounters with Kierkegaard: A Life as Seen by His Contemporaries

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ISBN-13: 9780691058948
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Bruce H. Kirmmse is Professor of History at Connecticut College and has served as the director of the Department of Søren Kierkegaard Research at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Kierkegaard in Golden Age Denmark and serves on the editorial board of Kierkegaardiana and the advisory boards of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre in Copenhagen and the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgments

Maps

Abbreviations and Editor's Remarks

Ch. 1 "The Fork": Childhood and School

Ch. 2 A Young Intellectual: The University Years

Ch. 3 Soren and Regine: The Engagement and Afterward

Ch. 4 The Young Writer (ca. 1840-1845)

Ch. 5 Goldschmidt and the Corsair Affair

Ch. 6 After The Corsair: The Peripatetic and Controversialist of the Later 1840s

Ch. 7 The Moment Comes: Final Opposition

Ch. 8 Illness, Death, and Burial

Ch. 9 Soren and the Family

Ch. 10 Five Portraits by Contemporaries

Ch. 11 Hans Brochner on Kierkegaard

Appendix A: The Kierkegaard Family Tree

Appendix B: Peter Christian Kierkegaard on Soren Kierkegaard

Notes

Bibliography

Index

What People are Saying About This

C. Stephen Evans

This book is not only a scholarly gem but also an amazingly good read.... It is hard to imagine a more valuable resource for understanding Kierkegaard's life and personality.

Olden

This story is captivating and well told. No one who reads Kierkegaard thoughtfully will be without this volume.
Thomas C. Olden, Drew University

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