Kierkegaard's Writings, XXV, Volume 25

Kierkegaard's Writings, XXV, Volume 25 : Letters and Documents

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This volume provides the first English translation of all the known correspondence to and from Soren Kierkegaard, including a number of his letters in draft form and papers pertaining to his life and death. These fascinating documents offer new access to the character and lifework of the gifted philosopher, theologian, and psychologist. Kierkegaard speaks often and openly about his desire to correspond, and the resulting desire to write for a greater audience. He consciously recognizes letter-writing as an opportunity to practice composition. Unlike most correspondence, Kierkegaard's letters expressly "do not require a reply"--he insists on this as a principle, while he clearly and earnestly yearns for a response to his efforts. Among his other principles are purposefulness, directness, and the equality of a letter to a visit with a friend (Kierkegaard preferred the former to the latter). Perhaps more than anything else in print, Kierkegaard's Letters and Documents reveal his love affair with the written word.
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 30.99mm | 680g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0691140839
  • 9780691140834
  • 1,465,877

Table of contents

*Frontmatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Correspondence Register, pg. vii*Chronology, pg. ix*Foreword, pg. xvii*Translator's Preface, pg. xxvii*I. Baptismal Certificate, pg. 3*II. Copy from the Baptismal Records [1813], pg. 3*III. Certificate of Vaccination, pg. 3*IV. Copy from the Confirmation Records and Certificate of Confirmation, pg. 4*V. School Evaluation, pg. 4*VI. School Testimony, pg. 5*VII. Transcript of artium examination, pg. 7*VIII. Letter of Admission to the Academic Community, pg. 8*IX. Certificate of Medical Discharge from the Military, pg. 8*X. Transcript of the Second Examination, 1 Parts One and Two, pg. 9*XI. Petition for Examination, pg. 9*XII. From the Theological Examination Records, pg. 10*XIII. Recommendation by Michael Nielsen, pg. 16*XIV. From the Records of the Pastoral Seminary, pg. 17*XV. Petition to the King, pg. 23*XVI. Certificate from the Pastoral Seminary, pg. 25*XVII. Magister Diploma, pg. 25*XVIII. Excerpt from the Examination Record of the Pastoral Seminary and Certificate for the Homiletic Test, pg. 26*XIX. Decision about Burial Plot, pg. 26*XX. Hospital Record, pg. 28*XXI. Will, pg. 33*1. S. K.-March 8, 1829-P. C. Kierkegaard. - 43. S. K.-no date-Regine Olsen, pg. 37*44. S. K. -no date-Regine Olsen - 69. S. K.-February 27, 1842-Emil Boesen, pg. 87*70. S. K.-[February 1842]-P. C. Kierkegaard - 134. S. K.-March 29, 1846-J. L. Heiberg, pg. 141*135. J. L. Heiberg-April 2, 1846-S. K. - 175. S. K.-[1848]-F.L.B. Zeuthen, pg. 192*176. S. K.-[1848]-Emil Boesen - 212. Rasmus Nielsen-July 20, 1849-S. K., pg. 243*213. S. K.--July 1849-Rasmus Nielsen. S. K. 's draft - 252. Rasmus Nielsen-March 19, 1 1850-S.K., pg. 298*253. S. K.-[March 1850]-Rasmus Nielsen. S. K. 's draft - 289. "S.S.M. No. 54" [Ilia Marie Fibiger)l-November 21, 1851-S. K., pg. 348*290. c. R. 1-[1851-52]-S. K. - 312. S. K. -no date-anonymous, pg. 400*1. The Concept of Irony, 1841, pg. 429*2. Three Upbuilding Discourses, 1843, pg. 429*3. Four Upbuilding Discourses, 1843, pg. 429*4. Three Upbuilding Discourses, 1845, pg. 430*5. Concluding Unscientific Postscript, 1846, pg. 430*6. Upbuilding Discourses, 1847, pg. 430*7. The Works of Love, 1847, pg. 430*8. Christian Discourses, 1848, pg. 431*9. The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air, 1849, pg. 431*10. Either/Or, Second Edition, 1849, pg. 431*11. The Sickness unto Death, 1849, pg. 432*12. "The High Priest"-"The Publican"-"The Woman Who Was a Sinner"; Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays, 1849, pg. 432*13. Practice in Christianity, 1850, pg. 433*14. An Upbuilding Discourse, 1850, pg. 434*15. On My Work as an Author, 1851, pg. 435*16. Practice in Christianity, 1850, pg. 436*17. To J. F. Giedwad. S. K.'s draft., pg. 436*18. To J. L. Phister. S. K.'s draft, pg. 437*19. To C. N. Rosenkilde. S. K.'s draft, pg. 437*20. To Thomasine Gyllembourg. S. K.'s draft, pg. 437*Acknowledgments, pg. 441*Key to References, pg. 443*Notes, pg. 445*I. Kierkegaard Family, pg. 501*II. Maps of Copenhagen, North Sjrelland, andJylland, pg. 503*Bibliographical Note, pg. 507*Advisory Board, pg. 509*Index, pg. 511
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"These new translations are excellent."--Choice "The definitive edition of the Writings. The first volume ... indicates the scholarly value of the entire series: an introduction setting the work in the context of Kierkegaard's development; a remarkably clear translation; and concluding sections of intelligent notes."--Library Journal
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