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date: 02 March 2021

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This chapter focuses on the translation of the works of Soren Kierkegaard. It suggests that it is hard to translate Kierkegaard because he wrote in different styles and genres, and because he wrote in Danish language which Danes themselves today find alien. The chapter suggests that what is most important in translating Kierkegaard in a way which allows his presence to be felt in his texts is a combination of the seriousness that lies behind their very existence and the liveliness of their surface.

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, translation, styles, genres, Danish language

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