Dostoevsky and Kierkegaard in the Context of State Censorship: Problem Statement (with a Postscript on the ‘Hostage Syndrome’). Part I.

In: The Dostoevsky Journal

Readers of diverse persuasions have viewed Fedor Dostoevsky (1821- 1881) and Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) as precursors of existentialism. The intention of this paper is to reconsider this perceived affinity between the two writers in the context of State censorship operating during their lifetimes in their respective countries, one writing and publishing in Imperial Russia that upheld the official Greco-Russian Orthodox Church, and the other in the Kingdom of Denmark with its State Lutheran Church.

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