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Søren Kierkegaard : a biography

Author: Joakim Garff
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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Garff offers a detailed & incisive portrait of Søoren Kierkegaard, the philosopher, whose works had an enormous influence upon existentialism & postmodernism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joakim Garff
ISBN: 069109165X 9780691091655 0691127883 9780691127880
OCLC Number: 54677593
Language Note: Translated from the Danish.
Description: xxv, 867 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. 1813-1834 --
The little fork --
Warping --
Soren sock --
Two weddings and a fire --
Studiosus Severinus --
Alma Mater --
Underground Copenhagen --
The black sheep --
II. 1835 --
The still voices of the dead --
The summer of 1835 in Gilleleje --
"To find the idea for which I am willing to live and die" --
III. 1836 --
"A somersault into the Siberia of freedom of the press" --
Within the Heibergs' charmed circle --
Studiosis Faustus --
The battle between the old and new soap-cellars --
Poul martin Moller --
"Sketches of oral nature" --
affectation and self-deception --
"Backstage practice" --
IV. 1837 --
Storm and stress? --
Maria --
Bringing gloom to rented rooms --
"Dear Emil!! My friend, the only one" --
Reading binge --
V. 1838 --
"There is an indescribable joy" --
Death of a merchant --
"The great earthquake" --
From the papers of one still living --
VI. 1839 --
The rich young man --
The translator --
"My reading for the examinations is the longest parenthesis" --
A dandy on pilgrimage --
VII. 1840 --
Regine --
in memoriam --
Miss O --
From the papers of one already dead --
The time of terrors --
"She chooses the shriek, I choose the pain" --
VIII. 1841 --
On the concept of irony --
IX. 1842 --
Stark naked in Berlin --
"The aesthetic is above all my element" --
The incidental tourist --
X. 1843 --
Either/or --
"A monster of a book" --
Literary exile --
Spiritual eroticism --
Regine's nod --
Berlin again --
Repetition --
"Long live the post horn!" --
To become oneself again is to become someone else --
Reality intervenes --
1:50 --
The retracted text --
Fear and trembling --
Abraham and the knife: Agnete and Farinelli --
"A crevice through which the infinite peeped out" --
XI. 1844 --
The concept of anxiety --
Captivating anxiety --
pages from a seducer's textbook --
The seduction's diary --
Oh, to write a preface --
Reviews --
Israel Levin --
"Come over and see me for a bit" --
To have faith is always to expect the joyous, the happy, the good XII. 1845 --
"Big enough to be a major city" --
"I came close to dancing with them" --
"People bath" --
"Yes, of course, I am an aristocrat -" --
"I think Grundtvig is nonsense" --
Kierkegaard in church --
"People think I'm a hack writer" --
Stages on life's way --
The inserted passages --
Writing samples --
Exit Heiberg --
Postscript: Kierkegaard --
XIII. 1846 --
Victor Eremita's admirers --
The Corsair --
"A devil of a paper" --
Comic composition and Goldschmidt's flashy jacket --
"I am a Jew. What am I doing among you?" --
Malice in a Macintosh: Peder Ludvig Moller --
"A visit to Soro" --
"Would only that I might soon appear in The Corsair" --
The Corsair's salvo --
Moller's postscript to Kierkegaard's postscript --
Admiration and envy: When one word leads to another --
The squint-eyed hunchback --
The great reversal --
"The school of abuse" --
The neighbors across the way --
"S. Kjerkegaard and his reviewers" --
"This sweat-soaked, stifling cloak of mush that is the body" --
The bull of Phalaris --
"What does the physician really know?" --
"For I have loved my melancholia" --
Adolph Peter Adler --
The book on Adler --
"Confusion-making of the highest order" --
Saint Paul and Carpetmaker Hansen --
Exaltation: 7-14-21; 7-14-21; 7-14-21 --
"The sensual pleasure of productivity" --
Graphomania --
Rad. Valeriana --
XIV. 1847 --
"perhaps you would also like me to listen to your brain beating?" --
The press: "The government's filth machine" --
To travel is to write --
and vice versa --
"The air bath" --
Either and or --
Regine Schlegel --
"A people's government is the true image of hell" --
"This is the idea of the religious" --
"100,000 rumbling nonhumans" --
"Perhaps the alarm will be sounded in the camp and I will be the manhandled victim" --
"You are expecting a tyrant, while I am expecting a martyr" --
God hates pyramids --
Liberty, equality, and mercy --
From the financial papers of one still living --
Money in books --
"Year after year, at my own expense" XV. 1848 --
Extravagance in the service of the idea --
"Copenhagen is a very filthy town" --
The sickness unto death --
"To poetize God into something a bit different" --
"The poetry of eternity" --
To publish or not to publish --
The point of view for my work as an author --
"what hasn't this pen been capable of ...?" --
"But then, of course, I cannot say 'I'" --
In charge of his own posthumous reputation --
"My father died --
then I got another father in his place" --
"I am regarded as a kind of Englishman, a half-mad eccentric" --
XVI. 1849 --
Dedications and a rebuff --
Martensen's Dogmatics --
A Sunday in the Athenaeum --
Rasmus Neilsen --
Fredrika Bremer's report card --
Kierkegaard's dream --
The sealed letter to Mr. and Mrs. Schlegel --
"Come again another time" --
Jakob Peter Mynster --
"When I look at Mynster -" --
Two ethical-religious essays --
The will to powerlessness --
The ventriloquist who said "I" --
The poet of martyrdom: The martyrdom of the poet --
"Dr. Exstaticus" --
XVII. 1850 --
Eight ways not to say good-bye --
Moving days --
Practice in Christianity --
"Blasphemous toying with what is holy" --
The idiot God --
and his times --
The voices of the scandalized --
"And why, then, this concealment?" --
XVIII. 1851 --
"That line about Goldschmidt was fateful" --
Kierkegaard in the Citadel Church --
Fan mail --
The dedication to Regine --
A theological village idiot --
XIX. 1852 --
"She came walking as if from the Lime Kiln" --
The final apartment --
XX. 1853 --
A life in the underworld --
Nielsen: A demonic scoundrel --
"One day I saw the corpse bus come" --
"The prices must be jacked up in the salon" --
S. A. versus A. S. --
"Christianity is the invention of Satan" --
XXI. 1854 --
The death of a witness to the truth --
"-That is how a witness to the truth is buried!" --
"To bring about a catastrophe" --
"A devil of a witness to the truth" --
XXII. 1855 --
"My opponent is a glob of snot" --
Virginie and Regine --
to lose what is most precious --
"Quite simply: I want honesty" --
"Therefore, take the pseudonymity away" --
The moment --
"Then that poet suddenly transformed himself" --
Out with inwardness! --
"The pastor --
that epitome of nonsense cloaked in long robes!" --
The death of God --
Grundtvig's rejoinder --
"Pastor P. Chr. Kierkegaard, Lic. Theol., my brother" --
"In a theater, it happened that" --
"Come listen, brilliant bastard son" --
"You dine with the swine" --
Patient No. 2067 --
Postmortem --
A little corpse with nowhere to go --
The will, the auctions, and a psychopathic missionary --
The papers no one wanted --
Peter Christian's misery --
The woman among the graves.
Other Titles: SAK.
Responsibility: Joakim Garff ; translated by Bruce H. Kirmmse.
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