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Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy 1949-1975

by Hannah Arendt Mary Mccarthy Carol Brightman

"They first met in New York: Mary McCarthy, an American writer, and Hannah Arendt, a philosopher who had fled Nazi Germany. They soon became friends and began a remarkable twenty-five-year exchange. McCarthy was an ardent, if not irrepressible, correspondent, whose letters served her autobiographical impulse and her delight in writing as a way of ordering experience. Arendt's letters bring her gruff, tender voice and keen intelligence to life on the page. Even as they traded ideas about politics, literature, morality, they also shared personal advice and delightful gossip." "Between Friends, edited and with an introduction by Carol Brightman, brings together their remarkable epistolary dialogue in its entirety. Engrossing and entertaining, it gives us a fresh and intimate view of the long and unique friendship between two eminent intellectual presences of the twentieth century." --BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Between Past and Future

by Hannah Arendt

Arendt describes the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can restore once more the vital essence of these concepts. Introduction by Jerome Kohn

Crises of the Republic

by Hannah Arendt

A collection of studies in which Arendt, from the standpoint of a political philosopher, views the crises of the 1960s and early 1970s as challenges to the american form of government. Index.

Eichmann and the Holocaust

by Hannah Arendt

Inspired by the trial of the bureaucrat who helped the Holocaust, this radical work on the banality of evil stunned the world with its exploration of a regime's moral blindness and one man's insistence that he be absolved of all guilt because he was 'only following orders'.

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

by Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

by Hannah Arendt

Although she herself rejected the title, Hannah Arendt is widely considered one of the foremost political philosophers of her time. This book collects 41 examples of her writings from the first two decades of her career, in exile in Paris in the 1930s and as an émigré to the United States in the 1940s. In the essays, she grapples with the philosophical ideas of Augustine, Kafka, Kierkegaard, Heidegger and others; considers the nature of communism, fascism, and totalitarianism; critiques social science techniques and assumption; and explores the relationship between religion and politics; among other wide-ranging topics. This is a paperbound edition of a work first published in 1994. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview

by Hannah Arendt

Arendt was one of the most important thinkers of her time, famous for her idea of "the banality of evil" which continues to provoke debate. This collection provides new and startling insight into Arendt's thoughts about Watergate and the nature of American politics, about totalitarianism and history, and her own experiences as an émigré.Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations is an extraordinary portrait of one of the twentieth century's boldest and most original thinkers. As well as Arendt's last interview with French journalist Roger Errera, the volume features an important interview from the early 60s with German journalist Gunter Gaus, in which the two discuss Arendt's childhood and herescape from Europe, and a conversation with acclaimed historian of the Nazi period, Joachim Fest, as well as other exchanges.These interviews show Arendt in vigorous intellectual form, taking up the issues of her day with energy and wit. She offers comments on the nature of American politics, on Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, on Israel; remembers her youth and her early experience of anti-Semitism, and then the swift rise of the Hitler; debates questions of state power and discusses her own processes of thinking and writing. Hers is an intelligence that never rests, that demands always of her interlocutors, and her readers, that they think critically. As she puts it in her last interview, just six months before her death at the age of 69, "there are no dangerous thoughts, for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise."

The Human Condition

by Hannah Arendt

A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, "The Human Condition" is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then --- diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions --- continue to confront us today.

Imperialism

by Hannah Arendt

This middle volume focuses on the curious and cruel epoch of declining European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Index.

The Jewish Writings

by Hannah Arendt

German philosopher Arendt (1906-75) wrote perhaps more about Jews and Jewishness than any other single topic, but her most-widely read works contain almost no direct references to Jews. Kohn and Feldman have collected 41 of her essays and excerpts from books that explicitly discuss Jews. The arrangement is chronological, to trace the changes in her perspective from Germany during the 1930s and from the US through the 1960s. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Life of the Mind

by Hannah Arendt

This work is a rich, challenging analysis of man's mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Originally published in two separate volumes with subtitles: Thinking, and Willing. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The Life of the Mind

by Hannah Arendt Mary Mccarthy

The author's final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of man's mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.

Love and Saint Augustine

by Hannah Arendt

A completely corrected and revised English translation that incorporates Arendt's own substantial revisions and provides additional notes based on letters, contracts, and other documents as well as the recollections of Arendt's friends and colleagues.

Men in Dark Times

by Hannah Arendt

Essays on Karl Jaspers, Rosa Luxemburg, Pope John XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Bertolt Brecht, Randall Jarrell, and others whose lives and work illuminated the early part of the century. Index.

On Revolution

by Hannah Arendt

Tracing the gradual evolution of revolutions since the American and French examples, Arendt predicts changing relationship between war and revolution and the crucial role such combustive movements will play in the future of international relations.

On Violence

by Hannah Arendt

An analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century. Arendt also reexamines the relationship between war, politics, violence, and power. "Incisive, deeply probing, written with clarity and grace, it provides an ideal framework for understanding the turbulence of our times"(Nation). Index.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time--Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia--which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, the use of terror, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.

The Portable Hannah Arendt

by Hannah Arendt

This biography includes generous selections from The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and her controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem. It also includes selection of Arendt's letters to other formative thinkers of the century.

The Promise of Politics

by Hannah Arendt

InThe Promise of Politics,Hannah Arendt examines the conflict between philosophy and politics. In particular, she shows how the tradition of Western political thought, which extends from Plato and Aristotle to its culmination in Marx, failed to account for human action. The concluding section of the book, "IntroductionintoPolitics," examines an issue that is as timely today as it was when Arendt first wrote about it fifty years ago-the modern prejudice against politics. When politics is considered as a means to an end that lies outside of itself, argues Arendt, when force is used to create "freedom," the very existence of political principles is imperiled.

Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewish Woman

by Hannah Arendt Clara Winston Richard Winston

Rahel Varnhagen (1777-1833) lived during the crucial period of assimilation in Germany, when it seemed imperative for Jews to escape their Jewishness.

Responsibility and Judgment

by Hannah Arendt

Best known as the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism, philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) spent much of her academic and writing career wrestling with questions of morality. This volume presents unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt's life examining the nature of evil and moral choice and the connection between judgment and responsibility. Kohn provides background information on Arendt's life and ideas in the introduction. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

In the final volume, Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in history-the dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National Socialism after 1938. Index.

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