The second volume of the DSKE contains Kierkegaard’s journals and notes from the years 1836 to 1846. The core of the volume is made up of examination preparations and materials for his early work. Of exceptional significance is Journal JJ (1842–1846), that can be regarded as a discussion forum and literary workshop paralleling his pseudonymous work; the volume also contains Kierkegaard’s reflections on the breakdown of his engagement to Regine Olsen.
DSKE 2 is based on the new critical historical Danish edition and provides both the translation of the journals and notes and the commentaries in one volume.
- first critical edition of Kierkegaard’s journals
- first complete edition of the journals in Germany
- includes detailed commentaries