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The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard

The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard

edited and with an introduction by W.H. Auden

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Translated from the Danish by Walter Lowrie, David Swenson, and Alexander Dru

The Danish philosopher Kierkegaard is one of the master thinkers of the modern age, a defining influence on existentialism and on twentieth-century theology, and this brilliantly tailored selection from his vast and varied writings—made by the great English poet W.H Auden—is a perfect introduction to his work. Auden’s inspired and incisive response to a thinker who had done much to shape his own beliefs is a fundamental reading of an author whose spirit remains as radical as ever more than 150 years after he wrote.

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Series: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 9780940322134
Pages: 280
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Auden accepted many assignments in his industrious life and always made something creative of them. The Living Thoughts of Søren Kierkegaard is more than an anthology, it is a bold reshaping of the Dane's oeuvre and the handiest introduction to him as a Christian apologist. Auden's compressed and jauntily dogmatic introduction is itself an education.
— John Updike

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