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The Resource A short life of Kierkegaard : with Lowrie's essay "How Kierkegaard got into English", by Walter Lowrie ; and a new introduction by Alastair Hannay

A short life of Kierkegaard : with Lowrie's essay "How Kierkegaard got into English", by Walter Lowrie ; and a new introduction by Alastair Hannay

Label
A short life of Kierkegaard : with Lowrie's essay "How Kierkegaard got into English"
Title
A short life of Kierkegaard
Title remainder
with Lowrie's essay "How Kierkegaard got into English"
Statement of responsibility
by Walter Lowrie ; and a new introduction by Alastair Hannay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A small, insignificant-looking intellectual with absurdly long legs, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a veritable Hans Christian Andersen caricature of a man. A strange combination of witty cosmopolite and melancholy introvert, he spent years writing under a series of fantastical pseudonyms, lavishing all the splendor of his magnificent mind on a seldom-appreciative world. He had a tragic love affair with a young girl, was dominated by an unforgettable Old Testament father, fought a sensational literary duel with a popular satiric magazine, and died in the midst of a violent quarrel with the state church for which he had once studied theology. Yet this iconoclast produced a number of brilliant books that have profoundly influenced modern thought. In this classic biography, the celebrated Kierkegaard translator Walter Lowrie presents a charming and warmly appreciative introduction to the life and work of the great Danish writer. Lowrie tells the story of Kierkegaard's emotionally turbulent life with a keen sense of drama and an acute understanding of how his life shaped his thought. The result is a wonderfully informative and entertaining portrait of one of the most important thinkers of the past two centuries. This edition also includes Lowrie's wry essay "How Kierkegaard Got into English," which tells the improbable story of how Lowrie became one of Kierkegaard's principal English translators despite not learning Danish until he was in his 60s, as well as a new introduction by Kierkegaard scholar Alastair Hannay
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Biographical or historical data
Walter Lowrie (1868-1959) played a leading role in introducing Kierkegaard to the English-speaking world as his first English-language biographer and the first English translator of more than a dozen volumes of his work.
Cataloging source
DEGRU
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1868-1959
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Lowrie, Walter
Dewey number
  • 198/.9
  • 921.8489
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
  • B4376
  • B4376
LC item number
.L69 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers
  • Theologians
  • Theologians
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophers
  • Theologians
  • Denmark
Label
A short life of Kierkegaard : with Lowrie's essay "How Kierkegaard got into English", by Walter Lowrie ; and a new introduction by Alastair Hannay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Path of Perdition. 1836
  • Groping His Way Back. May 1836 to May 1838
  • Father and Son United. Twenty-five years of age
  • The Great Parenthesis. August 1838 to July 1840
  • Regina. September 1840 to October 1841
  • The Aesthetic Works. 1841 to 1845
  • The Postscript
  • The Affair of the Corsair
  • Thirty-four Years Old
  • The Edifying Discourses. 1843 to 1855
  • Introduction
  • Metamorphosis. 1848
  • Venturing Far Out. 1849 to 1851
  • Holding Out. 1852 to 1854
  • Godly Satire. 1854/55
  • Death and Burial. October 2 to November 18, 1855
  • Kierkegaard's Last Words
  • Kierkegaard's Works in English
  • How Kierkegaard Got into English
  • Alastair Hannay
  • g Preface
  • Background
  • Childhood
  • Early Youth. 1830 to 1834
  • The Great Earthquake. Twenty-second birthday
  • At the Cross Roads. 1835
Control code
979835537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400845972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400845972
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22nvw0
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979835537
Label
A short life of Kierkegaard : with Lowrie's essay "How Kierkegaard got into English", by Walter Lowrie ; and a new introduction by Alastair Hannay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Path of Perdition. 1836
  • Groping His Way Back. May 1836 to May 1838
  • Father and Son United. Twenty-five years of age
  • The Great Parenthesis. August 1838 to July 1840
  • Regina. September 1840 to October 1841
  • The Aesthetic Works. 1841 to 1845
  • The Postscript
  • The Affair of the Corsair
  • Thirty-four Years Old
  • The Edifying Discourses. 1843 to 1855
  • Introduction
  • Metamorphosis. 1848
  • Venturing Far Out. 1849 to 1851
  • Holding Out. 1852 to 1854
  • Godly Satire. 1854/55
  • Death and Burial. October 2 to November 18, 1855
  • Kierkegaard's Last Words
  • Kierkegaard's Works in English
  • How Kierkegaard Got into English
  • Alastair Hannay
  • g Preface
  • Background
  • Childhood
  • Early Youth. 1830 to 1834
  • The Great Earthquake. Twenty-second birthday
  • At the Cross Roads. 1835
Control code
979835537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400845972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400845972
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22nvw0
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979835537

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