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A Short Life of Kierkegaard
Walter Lowrie
With Lowrie’s essay "How Kierkegaard Got into English" and a new introduction by Alastair Hannay

Paperback | 2013 | $16.95 / £11.95 | ISBN: 9780691157771
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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.

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.

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"Probably as good an introduction to Kierkegaard and his works as any that is likely ever to be produced."--Times Literary Supplement

"A remarkable phosphorescent condensation. . . . [Lowrie gives] us the very essence of the man. . . . A superb study."--New Republic

"A very fine introduction."--Commonweal

"A magnificent portrait."--Christian Century

"A sympathetic and powerful study."--Union Seminary Review

"A clear and moving account of the history of Kierkegaard's development and his writings."--Baltimore Evening Sun

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