- List of Contributors
- References to Kierkegaard's Works
- Abbreviations of Titles of Kierkegaard's Works
- The Textual Inheritance
- Kierkegaard and the End of the Danish Golden Age
- Kierkegaard and Copenhagen
- Kierkegaard and German Idealism
- Kierkegaard and Romanticism
- Kierkegaard and the Church
- Kierkegaard and Greek Philosophy
- Kierkegaard and the Bible
- Kierkegaard and the History of Theology
- Pseudonyms and ‘Style’
- Selfhood and ‘Spirit’
- Formation and the Critique of Culture
- Time and History
- Kierkegaard's Theology
- Society, Politics, and Modernity
- Translating Kierkegaard
- Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
- Kierkegaard and Heidegger
- Kierkegaard and Phenomenology
- Kierkegaard and Postmodernism
- Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and the Wittgensteinian Tradition
- Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy: Some Recent Themes
- Kierkegaard as Theologian: A History of Countervailing Interpretations
- Kierkegaard and Modern European Literature
- Kierkegaard and English Language Literature
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines the influence of Soren Kierkegaard's influence on English language literature. It describes the early reception of Kierkegaard's ideas, and suggests that he had both a direct and indirect impact on English language literature. The chapter also discusses the works of authors who drew inspiration and materials from Kierkegaard, including Walker Percy, John Updike, Richard Wright, Iain Crichton Smith, R.S. Thomas, David Lodge, and Haven Kimmel.
Hugh S. Pyper is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, with a particular interest in the interaction between the biblical tradition and literary and critical theory. His recent book The Joy of Kierkegaard (Equinox Press) focuses on the role of biblical exegesis in the development of Kierkegaard's thought.
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