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Description - Kierkegaard's Literary Figures and Motifs by Katalin Nun

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 I covering figures and motifs from Agamemnon to Guadalquivir.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472441362
ISBN-10: 1472441362
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Katalin Nun

Katalin Nun and Jon Stewart are both based in the Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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