Volume 16, Tome II: Kierkegaard's Literary Figures and Motifs: Gulliver to Zerlina

1st Edition

Katalin Nun, Jon Stewart

Routledge
Published January 13, 2015
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781472448842 - CAT# Y255880
Series: Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources

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Summary

While Kierkegaard is perhaps known best as a religious thinker and philosopher, there is an unmistakable literary element in his writings. He often explains complex concepts and ideas by using literary figures and motifs that he could assume his readers would have some familiarity with. This dimension of his thought has served to make his writings far more popular than those of other philosophers and theologians, but at the same time it has made their interpretation more complex. Kierkegaard readers are generally aware of his interest in figures such as Faust or the Wandering Jew, but they rarely have a full appreciation of the vast extent of his use of characters from different literary periods and traditions. The present volume is dedicated to the treatment of the variety of literary figures and motifs used by Kierkegaard. The volume is arranged alphabetically by name, with Tome II covering figures and motifs from Gulliver to Zerlina.

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