“It is firmly established that I am a writer who will certainly serve the honor to Denmark…” And Kierkegaard was not wrong.
Today he is counted among the ten most famous Danes in the world – along with the fairy-tale writer Andersen, physicist Bohr and the Prince of Denmark Hamlet. The Danish philosopher believed that creativity extended his life and in this sense compared himself to Scheherazade. Most prominent among the fifteen volumes of his published works are the ethical-aesthetic work Either/Or and the classical moral-philosophical book Fear and Trembling. “Oh, after my death, Fear and Trembling alone will be enough to make my name immortal,” wrote Kierkegaard and it turned out to be a prophecy.