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A Short Life of Kierkegaard$
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Walter Lowrie

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157771

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.001.0001

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Venturing Far Out

Venturing Far Out


(p.210) Venturing Far Out
A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Walter Lowrie

Princeton University Press

This chapter chronicles a few decisive ventures Kierkegaard had undertaken for various reasons, be it for love or for his work, and details the publication histories for his last few works. It first discusses his plans to publish one of his works, The Point of View for My Work as an Author, which was later published posthumously in 1859, with the aim of ensuring that his works would not be totally misunderstood after his death. The difficulties he felt about publishing his polemical works, however, were further complicated by both his plans to seek a Church appointment and by his thoughts of Regina Olsen. At this time of his life he considered the possibility of a rapprochement with Regina, who had by then married and taken on the surname of Schlegel. Ultimately, however, his attempts in this regard were cruelly rebuffed.

Keywords:   Søren Kierkegaard, The Point of View, Training in Christianity, The Sickness unto Death, Regina Olsen, Johannes Anti-Climacus, polemical works, Church appointment, Regina Olsen

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