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Soren Kierkegaard


Hendrik Lund [his nephew]: "On the little pencil drawing of him that I own, the nose has been given a somewhat too elegant and aristocratic turn ... Uncle Soren's nose, though crooked, was bolder and more substantial. On the other hand, the mouth, eyes, the entire form of the head, and the abundance of the hair are a splendid likeness. His posture is also typical. His mouth was large, but at the same time, what a range of different moods found expression in its curves and lines, all the way from soft sadness and tenderness to spirited contrariness or refined irony - and this latter was not the least dominant trait! And then his eyes, which lost nothing over the years; on the contrary, their naturally soulful expression gained such an intensified brilliance that they shone like stars when I took leave of him out at the hospital."

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Uploaded on August 9, 2016