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Life lessons from Kierkegaard
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Essential life lessons from Soren Kierkegaard, one of life's Great Thinkers, brought to you by novelist and dramatist Robert Ferguson

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Robert Ferguson was born in the UK in 1948 and left school in 1966. He worked at a number of jobs including postman, hospital porter and deckhand on a trawler before enrolling at UCL, London in 1976 and taking a course in Scandinavian Studies. In 1983 he emigrated to Norway and began his literary career as a radio dramatist, translating and adapting for radio works by Knut Hamsun and Henrik Ibsen for the BBC. He has also written eleven original radio plays and twice won the BBC Methuen Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Drama, in 1984 and 1986. His first literary biography was Enigma: The Life of Knut Hamsun, which was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Best Biography Award in 1987. It also won the University of London J.G.Robertson Award. In 1996 Enigma was dramatized as a six-part television series by NRK (Norwegian State Television). As well as literary biographies and a history of the Vikings, Ferguson has written two novels, published only in Norwegian.

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thoroughly welcoming and approachable ... [Robert Ferguson] communicates strongly his enthusiams, indeed his love, for this Manichean of the north, and writes of him beautifully ... If the six books in the Life Lessons series can teach even a few readers to pay passionate heed to the world - to notice things - they will have been an unquestionable success -- John Banville * Prospect *
there is a good deal to be learned from these little primers * Observer *
A new series of books from Alain de Botton's School of Life does for Hobbes, Freud, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Byron and Bergson what de Botton's books have done for classical philosophers and Proust. They are short, snappy reads, reminiscent of Maria Popova's Brain Pickings blog - aphoristic digests from history's great minds * New Statesman *

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