Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources


           

 

 


 

Volume 17:
Kierkegaard’s Pseudonyms


Edited by Katalin Nun and Jon Stewart

Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate 2015. xiii+310pp.




One of the elements that many readers admire in Kierkegaard’s skill as a writer is in his ability to create different voices and perspectives in his works. Instead of unilaterally presenting clear-cut doctrines and theses, he confronts the reader with different personalities and figures who all espouse different views. One important aspect of this play of perspectives is Kierkegaard’s controversial use of pseudonyms. The present volume is dedicated to exploring the different pseudonyms and authorial voices in Kierkegaard’s writings. The working assumption is that there is something unique and special about each pseudonym. The articles featured here try to explore each pseudonymous author as a kind of literary figure and to explain what kind of a person is at issue in each of the pseudonymous works. The hope is that by taking seriously each of these figures as individuals, we will be able to gain new insights into the texts which they are ostensibly responsible for.




Table of Contents

 

“A” the Aesthete: Aestheticism and the Limits of Philosophy
Ryan Kemp

 

A, B, and A.F.: Kierkegaard’s Use of Anonyms
Joseph Westfall


Anti-Climacus: Kierkegaard’s “Servant of the Word

Jakub Marek 


Constantin Constantius: The Activity of a Travelling Esthetician and How He Still Happened tp Pay for the Dinner
Gabriel Guedes Rossatti


Frater Taciturnus: The Two Lives of the Silent Brother
Gabriel Guedes Rossatti and Wojtek Kaftanski


H.H.
: A Guerilla Writer After Theologians...and More
Paul Martens


Hilarius Bogbinder: The Realm of Truth and the World of Books
Elisabete Sousa


Inter et Inter: Between Actress and Critic
Joseph Westfall


Johannes Climacus: Humorist, Dialectician, and Gadfly
Lee C. Barrett

 
Johannes de silentio: Religious Poet or Faithless Aesthete?
Ryan Kemp


Johannes the Seducer: The Aesthete par excellence or on the Way to Ethics?
Nathaniel Kramer


Judge William: The Limits of the Ethical
Patricia Dip


Nicolaus Notabene: Kierkegaard's Satirical Mask
Nassim Bravo

 
One Still Living
: Life-View, Nihilism, and Religious Experience
Matthew Brake

 

Quidam: Earnest for Ten Minutes a Week
Mariana Alessandri


Victor Eremita: A Diplomatic yet Abstruse Editor
Joaquim Hernandez-Dispaux


Vigilius Haufniensis: Psychological Sleuth, Anxious Author, and Inadvertent Evangelist
Lee C. Barrett

 
William Afham: The Line by which an Ape may become an Apostle
Mariana Alessandri


Young Man: Voice of Naïveté
Joachim Schmidt

 


 


Volume 15

Kierkegaard's Concepts
Tomes I-VI
 

Volume 16

Kierkegaard's Literary Figures and Motifs
Tomes I-II
 

Volume 17

Kierkegaard's Pseudonyms
 

Volume 18

Kierkegaard Secondary Literature
Tomes I-VI

Volume 19

Kierkegaard Bibliography
Tomes I-VII

Volume 20
The Auction Catalogue of Kierkegaard's Library

Volume 21
Cumulative Index
Tomes I-III

 







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