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Preview — Søren Kierkegaard by Joakim Garff
Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography
"The day will come when not only my writings, but precisely my life--the intriguing secret of all the machinery--will be studied and studied." Søren Kierkegaard's remarkable combination of genius and peculiarity made this a fair if arrogant prediction. But Kierkegaard's life has been notoriously hard to study, so complex was the web of fact and fiction in his work. Joakim...more
Garff has written a fantastic (and extremley lengthy) biography of Kierkegaard. I've read Kirmmse's Kiekegaard in Golden Age Denmark and found t ...more
This is not a book for beginners. Garff presupposes some basic familiarity with Kierkegaard's life and works. (Then again, I find it hard to believe that one would pick up an 800-page biography of an author they've never read.) Furthermore, one could ...more
It is also a good introduction to Kierkegaards litterature.