D. Anthony Storm's Commentary on Kierkegaard

A Select Bibliography

Primary Sources

  • Af Søren Kierkegaards Efterladte Papirer [From the Posthumous Papers of Søren Kierkegaard] (8 volumes)
    Barfod, Hans Peter and Hermann Gottsched, edd. Copenhagen: 1869-81.
  • Søren Kierkegaards Skrifter (55 volumes)
    Cappelørn, Niels Jørgen, Joakim Garff, Jette Knudsen, Johnny Kondrup and Alastair McKinnon
    Gads Forlag, 1997 to present
    This series (in process) will contain the complete works of Kierkegaard in 28 volumes with 27 volumes of commentary, and is due to be completed in 2011. It contains everything that Kierkegaard wrote, both the works which he himself had published and the works which he wished to be published after his death or left unfinished. In addition to these there are his journals, notebooks, and loose papers along with letters and biographical documents. Thus, this is an edition which collects what has until now been published in three separate editions, Samlede Værker, Papirer, and Breve og Aktstykker. All of the works mentioned at D. Anthony Storm's Commentary On Kierkegaard's Writings are numbered according to this edition.
  • Søren Kierkegaards Samlede Værker [Søren Kierkegaard's Collected Works] (14 volumes)
    Drachmann, A. B., J. L. Heiberg and H. O. Lange edd. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, First Edition, 1901-06.
    This is the complete set of Kierkegaard's published works in Danish. All of the works mentioned at D. Anthony Storm's Commentary On Kierkegaard's Writings are numbered according to this edition. The second edition is dated 1920-36. There is a third edition in 20 volumes, 1962-64, reprinted 1978.
  • The Journals of Kierkegaard
    Dru, Alexander ed. Oxford University Press, 1938. These are selections from the voluminous journals.
  • Papers and Journals: A Selection
    Hannay, Alastair ed. Penguin, 1996. This is a one volume selection from the Journals and papers.
  • Søren Kierkegaards Papirer [Søren Kierkegaard's Papers] (16 volumes)
    Heiberg, P. A., V. Kuhr, E. Torsting, N. Thulstrup and N. J. Cappelørn edd. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1909-48; 1968-70; 1975-78. This is a collection (in Danish) of the complete journals (diaries) and papers (projected, but posthumous) works of Kierkegaard, including an index in three volumes.
  • Kierkegaard's Writings (26 volumes)
    Hong, H. V. ed. Princeton University Press, 1978-1998.
    The current scholarly series of Kierkegaard's writings translated in English, with introductions, notes and relevant journal entries. The Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA has spearheaded this work. All of the works mentioned at this web site's "A Commentary On Kierkegaard's Writings" are numbered according to this edition.
  • Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers (7 volumes)
    Hong, H. V. and Edna H. Hong edd., assisted by G. Malantschuk, index by N. Hong and C. Barker. Indiana University Press, 1967-78. Currently, this is the closest thing we have to the complete journals in English.
  • S. Kierkegaards Bladartikler med Bilag samlede efter Forfatterens Død, udgivne som Supplement til hans øvrige Skrifter [S. Kierkegaard's Newspaper Articles, with an appendix collected after the Author's Death: Published as a Supplement to His Other Writings]
    Nielsen, Rasmus, ed. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1968-78
  • Breve og Aktstykker vedrørende Søren Kierkegaard [Letters and Documents Pertaining to Søren Kierkegaard] (2 volumes)
    Thulstrup, N. ed. Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1953-54.
    Kierkegaard's collected correspondence. This is translated in one volume in Kierkegaard's Writings (see above), vol. 25.

Secondary Sources

Publications and Serials

  • International Kierkegaard Newsletter, 1979-present
    This journal is edited by Julia Watkin, who is the director of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre in Australia.
  • Kierkegaardiana
    This publication is published by The Søren Kierkegaard Society in Denmark and The Department of Søren Kierkegaard Research, University of Copenhagen.
  • International Kierkegaard Commentary (in progress)
    Perkins, Robert L. ed. Mercer University Press, 1980-present.
    Commentaries on the works of Kierkegaard using the texts of Kierkegaard's Writings (see above).
  • Bibliotheca Kierkegaardiana
    Niels Thulstrup and Marie Milulavá Thulstrup edd. C.A. Reitzels Boghandel A/S, Copenhagen, 1978-88.
    This is a series of books in 16 volumes on major Kierkegaardian topics.
  1. Kierkegaard's View of Christianity
  2. The Sources and Depths of Faith in Kierkegaard
  3. Concepts and Alternatives in Kierkegaard
  4. Kierkegaard and Speculative Idealism
  5. Theological Concepts in Kierkegaard
  6. Kierkegaard and Great Traditions
  7. Kierkegaard and Human Values
  8. The Legacy and Interpretation of Kierkegaard
  9. Kierkegaard Literary Miscellany
  10. Kierkegaard's Teachers
  11. The Copenhagen of Kierkegaard
  12. Kierkegaard as a Person
  13. Kierkegaard and the Church in Denmark
  14. Kierkegaard's Classical Inspiration
  15. Kierkegaard Research
  16. Some of Kierkegaard's Main Categories


  • Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic
    Adorno, T. W. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989.
  • Aparté: Conceptions and Deaths of Søren Kierkegaard
    Agacinski, Sylviane, Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1988.
  • Kierkegaard's Authorship
    Arbaugh, G. B. and G. E. Illinois: Augustana College Library, 1967.
  • Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
    Barrett, William. Double Day Anchor, 1962.
    This is a relatively compact and excellent standard on existentialism, containing a section on SK.
  • Freedom and Its Misuses: Kierkegaard on Anxiety and Despair
    Beabout, Gregory. Marquette, 1996.
  • The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil
    Bellinger, Charles. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Kierkegaard and The Problem Of Writing
    Bigelow, P. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1987.
  • Six Existentialist Thinkers
    Blackham, H. J. London, 1952.
  • Søren Kierkegaard. En kritisk Fremstilling i Grundrids
    Brandes, Georg. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1877.
  • Søren Kierkegaard: His Life, His Works
    Brandt, Frithiof. Det Danske Selskab. Danish Institute for Cultural Cooperation with Other Countries, 1963.
    A serviceable and brief introduction to the Dane.
  • The Burden of Søren Kierkegaard
    Carnell, Edward J. Eerdmans, 1965.
  • Pseudonymie et Paradoxe: La Pensée Dialectique de Kierkegaard
    Clair, A. Paris: J. Vrin, 1976.
  • The Mind of Kierkegaard
    Collins, James. Princeton University Press, 1953.
    A standard on Kierkegaardian thought.
  • To Be One Thing: Personal Unity in Kierkegaard's Thought
    Connell, George B. Mercer University Press, 1985.
  • Foundations of Kierkegaard's Vision of Community
    Connell, George B. and C. Stephen Evans edd. Humanities Press, 1992.
  • Glimpses and Impressions of Kierkegaard
    Croxall, Thomas H. Welwym, Herts: Nisbet, 1959.
  • Kierkegaard Commentary
    Croxall, Thomas H. New York: Harper, 1956.
  • Kierkegaard Studies
    Croxall, Thomas H. Lutterworth, 1948.
  • Kierkegaard's Dialectic of Existence
    Diem, Hermann. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1959.
  • Kierkegaard's Dialectic of Inwardness: A Structural Analysis of the Theory of Stages
    Dunning, Stephen N. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1985.
  • Kierkegaard as Theologian
    Dupre, Lewis K. London: Sheed and Ward, 1963.
  • Being and Existence in Kierkegaard's Pseudonymous Works
    Elrod, John W. Princeton: New Jersey, 1975.
  • Kierkegaard and Christendom
    Elrod, John W. Princeton: New Jersey, 1981.
  • Kierkegaard and the Concept of Revelation
    Emmanuel, Steven M. State University of New York Press: Albany, 1996.
  • Kierkegaard's "Fragments" and "Postscript": The Religious Philosophy of Johannes Climacus
    Evans, C. Stephen. Humanities Press, 1983.
  • Kierkegaard, The Myths and Their Origins
    Fenger, Henning. Yale University Press, 1980.
  • Melancholy and the Critique of Modernity: Søren Kierkegaard's Religious Psychology
    Ferguson, Harvie. London and New York: Routledge, 1995.
  • Transforming Vision: Imagination and Will in Kierkegaardian Faith
    Ferreira, M. J. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
  • The Anti-Christianity of Kierkegaard
    Garelick, H. M. The Hague: Matinus Nijhoff, 1965.
  • SAK: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, En biographi
    Garff, Joachim. Gads Forlag, 2000.
  • Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography Garff, Joachim, tr. Bruce H. Kirmmse. Princeton University Press, 2005.
    Translation of above work.
  • Den søvnløse: Kierkegaard læst æstetisk/biografisk
    Garff, Joachim. Copenhagen: C. A. Reitzels Forlag, 1995.
  • Kierkegaard
    Gardiner, Patrick. Oxford University Press, 1988.
    A compact biography and introduction to SK's thought.
  • Essays on Kierkegaard
    Gill, Jerry H. ed. Burgess Publishing Co.: Minneapolis, 1969.
  • In Search of Authenticity: From Kierkegaard to Camus
    Golomb, Jacob. Routledge, 1995.
  • Kierkegaard As Religious Thinker: Passions, Virtues and Praxis
    Gouwens, David J. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1996.
  • Kierkegaard The Cripple
    Haecker, Theodor. New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
  • Word and Spirit: A Kierkegaardian Critique of the Modern Age
    Hall, Ronald L. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard
    Hannay, Alastair and Gordon Marino edd. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • Kierkegaard
    Hannay, Alastair. Routledge Kegan and Paul, 1983.
  • Søren Kierkegaards Hemmelighed og Eksisrensdialektic
    Hansen Leif Bork. Copenhagen: C. A. Reitzels Forlag, 1994.
  • Existentialism and the Modern Predicament
    Heinemann, F. H. London, 1953.
  • Kierkegaards Romaner
    Henriksen, Aage. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1969.
  • Søren Kierkegaard: International Bibliographi
    Himmelstrup, J. and K. Birket-Smith. Copenhagen: Nyt Nordisk Forlag, 1962.
  • A Kierkegaard Critique
    Johnson, H. A. and Niels Thulstrup, edd. New York: Harper, 1962.
  • Existence Through Style: Perspectives of a Primary Relation, Portrayed Through the Work of Søren Kierkegaard
    King, G. Heath and Timothy Kircher. Marquette University Press, 1996.
  • Kierkegaard in Golden Age Denmark
    Kirmmse, Bruce H. Indianapolis University Press, 1990.
    This work pays great attention to the social and political context of Kierkegaard's Denmark, devoting the first half of the work to this essential groundwork. It is not quite a biography, but is more of an analysis of SK's later works in their political context. It also refutes some of the well-worn conclusions of Lowrie et al on Kierkegaard's relationship with his father and Regine Olsen. This is an essential work for historical research.
  • Encounters with Kierkegaard: A Life as Seen by His Contemporaries
    Kirmmse, Bruce H. ed. (with assistance from V. R. Laursen). Princeton University Press, 1996.
    This is a collection of every known eyewitness account of the great Danish thinker.
  • Studies on the Philosophy of Kierkegaard
    Kleinke, E. D. The Hague: Martin Nijhof, 1976.
  • Søren Kierkegaard and His Critics: An International Bibliography of Criticism
    Lapointe, F. H. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.
  • Kierkegaard: A Life of Allegory
    Lebowitz, Naomi. Louisiana University State Press, 1985.
  • Kierkegaard (2 volumes)
    Lowrie, Walter. London, Oxford University Press, 1938.
    The standard work on Kierkegaard in English.
  • A Short Life of Kierkegaard
    Lowrie, Walter. Princeton University Press, 1942, 1970.
    An old favorite, roughly one quarter the size of the longer work (above).
  • Kierkegaard: A Kind of Poet
    Mackey, Louis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971.
  • Points of View: Readings of Kierkegaard
    Mackey, Louis. Florida State University Press, 1986.
  • In Search of Deity: An Essay in Dialectical Theism
    Macquarrie, John. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1985.
  • Existentialism
    Macquarrie, John. New York: Penguin, 1972.
  • Frihed og Eksistens. Studier i Søren Kierkegaards tænkning
    Malantschuk, Gregor. Copenhagen: C. A. Reitzels Forlag, 1980.
  • Receiving Søren Kierkegaard: The Early Impact and Transmission of His Thought
    Malik, Habib C. The Catholic University of America Press, 1997.
  • Kierkegaard's Anthropology
    Marino, Gordon. Marquette University Press, 1996.
  • Postnational Identity: Critical Theory and Existential Philosophy in Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Havel
    Matuštík, Martin J. New York and London: The Guilford Press,1993.
  • Kierkegaard Indices (4 volumes)
    McKinnon, Alastair. Brill, 1970-75.
  • Kierkegaard and the Bible: An Index
    Minear, Paul S. and Paul S. Morimoto. Princeton, 1953.
  • Existentialism as Philosophy
    Molina, F. Prentice-Hall, 1963.
  • Where The Passion Is: A Reading of Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments
    Nielsen, H. A. Florida State University Press, 1983.
  • Kierkegaard's Psychology
    Nordentoft, Kresten. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1978.
  • The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology
    Oden, Thomas C. ed. Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • An Introduction to Existentialism
    Olson, R. G. New York, 1962.
  • Kierkegaard: The Aesthetic and the Religious
    Pattison, George. London: Macmillan, 1992.
  • From Luther to Kierkegaard: A Study in the History of Theology
    Pelikan, Jaroslav. St. Louis: Concordia, 1967.
  • The Logic of Subjectivity
    Pojman, Louis. University of Alabama Press, 1984.
  • Religious Belief and the Will
    Pojman, Louis. London and New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.
  • The Biblical Kierkegaard: Reading by the Rule of Faith
    Polk, Timothy. Mercer University Press, 1997.
  • The Laughter Is on My Side: An Imaginative Introduction to Kierkegaard
    Poole, R. and H. Stangerup edd. Princeton University Press, 1989.
    An alternative to the more solemn introductions to Søren Kierkegaard. The editors have rearranged some passages to form an entertaining "text-narrative".
  • Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed
    Rae, Murray. Clarendon Press, 1997.
  • Auktionsprotokol over Søren Kierkegaards Bogsamling
    Rohde, H. P. ed. Copenhagen: Royal Library, 1976.
    This is a list of the works that were in Kierkegaard's personal library.
  • Søren Kierkegaard: An Introduction to His Life and Philosophy
    Rohde, H. P. Trans. A. M. Williams. London: Allen Unwin, 1963.
  • Kierkegaard og Goethe
    Roos, Carl. Copenhagen: Gads Forlag, 1955.
  • Scripture in the Thought of Søren Kierkegaard
    Rosas III, L. Joseph. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1994.
    This also serves as a concise introduction to Kierkegaard.
  • Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical
    Rudd, Anthony. Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Kierkegaard For Beginners, Either/Or: A Reading Introduction
    Schillnger-Kind, Asa A. Deutsche Taschenbuch Verlag, 1997.
  • Kierkegaard and Literature: Irony, Repetition, and Criticism
    Schleifer, R. and R. Markley, edd. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984.
  • Kierkegaard and Consciousness
    Shmuëli, Adi. Princeton University Press, 1971.
  • A Kierkegaard Handbook
    Sontag, Frederick. Philadelphia: John Knox, 1980.
  • Kierkegaard on Christ and Christian Coherence
    Sponheim, Paul. London: SCM, 1968.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Stendhal, Brita K. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1976.
  • Both/And: Reading Kierkegaard from Irony to Edification
    Strawser, Michael. Fordham University Press, 1996.
  • Faith and Reason in Kierkegaard
    Sullivan, F. R. University Press of America, 1978.
  • Kierkegaard's Pseudonymous Authorship: A Study of Time and the Self
    Taylor, Mark C. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1975.
  • Journeys to Selfhood: Hegel and Kierkegaard
    Taylor, Mark C. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1980.
  • Kierkegaard
    Thompson, Josiah. London, Gollancz, 1974.
  • Kierkegaard: A Collection of Critical Essays
    Thompson, Josiah. New York: Doubleday (Anchor Books), 1972.
  • Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion
    Thomte, Reidar. Greenwood Press, Publishers: New York: 1969.
  • Kierkegaard and the Church in Denmark
    Thulstrup, Niels. Copenhagen: Reitzel, 1984.
  • Kierkegaard's Relation to Hegel
    Thulstrup, Niels. Princeton University Press, 1980.
  • The Crowd Is Untruth: The Existential Critique of Mass Society in the Thought of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Ortega Y Gasset
    Tuttle, Howard N. Peter Lang Publishers, 1996.
  • Écoute, Kierkegaard: Essai sur la communication de la parole (2 volumes)
    Viallaneix, Nelly. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1979.
  • Études Kierkegaardiennes
    Wahl, J. Paris: J. Vrin, 4th edition, 1974.
  • Kierkegaard: The Descent Into God
    Walker, Jeremy. McGill-Queens University Press, 1985.
  • Living Poetically: Kierkegaard's Existential Aesthetics
    Walsh, Sylvia. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.
  • Existentialist Ethics
    Warnock, Mary. London and New York, 1967.
  • Becoming a Self
    Westphal, Merold. Purdue University Press, 1996.
  • Kierkegaard and Heidegger: The Ontology of Existence
    Wyschogrod, Michael. New York: Humanities Press, 1954.