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Kierkegaard in Golden Age Denmark by Bruce H. Kirmmse
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Oct 19, 2011

it was ok
Read in January, 1992

I love Kierkegaard and was thrilled when this book came out. Despite my enthusiasm and my ability to plow through the driest of writing, this book proved too much for the man. For me this was impossible to finish even with my passion for Kierkegaard.

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message 1: by Nick (new)

Nick Wellings Ah, thank you for your review. I was interested in this too but now I am not so sure!

message 2: by Nick (new)

Nick Wellings I started to read this and can only agree with your review so far. I started the second half first ("Denmark's Kierkegaard") section but haven't got too far. It is quite "arid" to read. Weirdly enough, Kirmmse's addition to the Cambridge Companion to Kierkgaard (an essay situating SK in history and his society) is fantastic: conversational, lightly humoured, easy to read and scholarly. "Golden Age" is merely scholarly I have found. I might keep ploughing through.

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