Søren Kierkegaard: a biography
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PART ONE. 1813-1834. The little fork
Two weddings and a fire
The black sheep
1835. The still voices of the dead
The summer of 1835 in Gilleleje
"To find the idea for which I am willing to live and die"
1836. "A somersault into the Siberia of freedom of the press"
Within the Heibergs' charmed circle
The battle between the old and the new soap-cellars
Poul Martin Moller
"Sketches of moral nature" - affectation and self-deception
1837. Storm and stress?
Bringing gloom to rented rooms
"Dear Emil!! You, my friend, the only one"
1838. "There is an indescribable joy"
Death of a merchant
"The great earthquake"
From the papers of one still living
1839. The rich young man
"My reading for the examinations is the longest parenthesis"
A dandy on a pilgrimage
PART TWO. 1840. Regine - in memoriam
From the papers of one already dead
The time of terrors
"She chooses the shriek, I choose the pain"
1841. On the concept of irony
1842. Stark naked in Berlin
"The aesthetic is above all my element"
The incidental tourist
"A monster of a book"
"Long live the post horn!"
To become oneself again is to become someone else
The retracted text
Fear and trembling
Abraham and the knife: Agnete and Farinelli
"A crevice through which the infinite peeped out"
1844. The concept of Anxiety
Captivating anxiety - pages from a seducer's textbook
The seduction's diary
Oh, to write a preface
"Come over and see me for a bit"
To have faith is always to expect the joyous, the happy, the good
1845. "Big enough to be a major city"
"I came close to dancing with them"
"Yes, of course, I am an aristocrat-"
"I think Grundtvig is nonsense"
Kierkegaard in church
"People think I'm a hack writer"
Stages on Life's Way
The inserted passages
PART THREE. 1846. Victor Eremita's admirers
The Corsair - "a devil of a paper"
Comic composition and Goldschmidt's flashy jacket
"I am a Jew. What am I doing among you?"
Malice in a Macintosh: Peder Ludvig Moller
"A visit to Soro"
"Would only that I might soon appear in The corsair"
The Corsair's Salvo
Moller's postscript to Kierkegaard's Postscript
Admiration and envy: when one word leads to another
The Squint-Eyed Hunchback
The great reversal
"The school of abuse"
The Neighbors across the Way
"S.Kjerkegaard and his reviewers"
"This sweat-soaked, stifling cloak of mush that is the body"
The bull of Phalaris
"What does the physician really know?"
"For I have loved my melancholia"
Adolph Peter Adler
The Book on Adler
"Confusion-making of the highest order"
Saint Paul and carpetmaker Hansen
Exaltation: 7-14-21; 7-14-21; 7-14-21
"The sensual pleasure of productivity"
1847. "Perhaps you would also like me to listen to your brain beating?"
The press: "The government's filth machine"
To travel is to write - and vice versa
"The air bath"
Either and Or
"A people's government is the true image of hell"
"This is the idea of the religious"
"1000,000 rumbling nonhumans"
"Perhaps the alarm will be sounded in the camp and I will be the manhandled victim"
"You are expecting a tyrant, while I am expecting a martyr"
God hates pyramids
Liberty, equality, and mercy
From the financial papers of one still living
Money in books
"Year after year, at my own expense"
PART FOUR. 1848. Extravagance in the service of the idea
"Copenhagen is a very filthy town"
The Sickness unto Death
"To poetize God into something a bit different"
"The poetry of eternity"
To publish or not to publish
The Point of View for My Work as an Author
"What hasn't this pen been capable of...?"
"But then, of course, I cannot say 'I' "
In charge of his own posthumous reputation
"My father died - then I got another father in his place"
"I am regarded as a kind of Englishman, a half-mad eccentric
1849. Dedications and a rebuff
A Sunday in the Athenaeum
Fredrika Bremer's report card
The sealed letter to Mr. and Mrs. Schlegel
"Come again another time"
Jakob Peter Mynster
"When I look at Mynster-"
Two Ethical-Religious Essays
The will to powerlessness
The ventriloquist who said "I"
The poet of martyrdom: the martyrdom of the poet
1850. Eight ways not to say good-bye
Practice in Christianity
"Blasphemous toying with what is holy"
The idiot God - and his times
The voices of the scandalized
"And why, then, this concealment?"
1851. "That line about Goldschmidt was fateful"
Kierkegaard in the citadel church
The dedication to regine
A theological village idiot
1852. "She came walking as if from the lime kiln"
The final apartment
1853. A Life in the Underworld
Nielsen: a demonic scoundrel
"One day I saw the corpse bus come"
"The prices must be jacked up in the salon"
S.A. versus A.S.
"Christianity is the invention of Satan
PART FIVE. 1854.The death of a witness to the truth
"-That is how a witness to the truth is buried!"
"To bring about a catastrophe"
A devil of a witness to the truth"
1855. "My opponent is a glob of snot"
Virginie and Regine - to lose what is most precious
"Quite simply: I want honesty"
"Therefore, take the pseudonymity away"
"Then that poet suddenly transformed himself"
Out with inwardness!
"The pastor - that epitome of nonsense cloaked in long robes!"
The death of God
"Pastor P. Chr. Kierkegaard, Lic. Theol., my brother"
"In a theater, it happened that"
"Come listen, brilliant bastard son"
"You dine with the swine"
Patient No. 2067
A little corpse with nowhere to go
The will, the auctions, and a psychopathic missionary
The papers no one wanted
Peter Christian's misery
The woman among the graves.
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