Search Results: "Hannah Arendt"


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HANNAH ARENDT by Julia Kristeva
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not a volume to be picked up lightly, unless you enjoy tussling with sentences heavily laden with philosophical jargon and esoterica—but Kristeva fans are a diehard and hardy bunch, and they'll find plenty to be excited about here."
Intellectual all-star Kristeva (Possessions, 1998) offers this study of Arendt as the first installment of her new trilogy on female genius (the next two will deal with Melanie Klein and Colette). Read full book review >

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HANNAH ARENDT by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An evenhanded, sympathetic biography of a defiant thinker."
A perceptive life of the controversial political philosopher. Read full book review >

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HANNAH ARENDT/MARTIN HEIDEGGER by Elzbieta Ettinger
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1995

"And at a time when Arendt is finding new readers, Ettinger's little book will probably generate a new round of Arendt-bashing among old enemies."
German Philosophers in Love, from humanities professor Ettinger (MIT; Rosa Luxemburg, A Life, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1974

"Arendt's insight into the psychology and the situation of pariah and parvenu is essential."
Intellectual history as biography; and biography as the reconstruction from letters and diaries of the inner life and passions of a Jew disenfranchised on account of "infamous birth." Read full book review >

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ON VIOLENCE by Hannah Arendt
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 1970

"In any case it is slight by comparison with both her Eichmann journalism and her work in philosophy and intellectual history."
A short and, for Miss Arendt, less stylish essay on political violence. Read full book review >

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MEN IN DARK TIMES by Hannah Arendt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 1968

Hierarchy of values, knowledge, sympathy, independence and lucidity of judgment, above all an historical mind—these are the attributes of the beneficent critic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1972

"With her air of authority and European worldly wisdom, Arendt often gets away with saws and sophistries; but politically-minded readers will relish the chance to tangle with her intelligence."
First published as a separate book in 1969, "On Violence" has become influential with its emphasis on the inverse relation between power and violence. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND SAINT AUGUSTINE by Hannah Arendt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1995

"A revelation that may force us to reconsider the traditional interpretation of Arendt's work."
Now published in English for the first time, Arendt's 1929 doctoral dissertation offers insights into her later political and philosophical constructions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 1963

"But no matter; as everyone knows, Miss Arendt writes like an angel who could outwit the devil; ten or twenty years from now her little book should still be one of the key references to an understanding of barbarism-and-bureaucracy, a 20th century phenomenon."
Hannah Arendt's superb study of Adolf Eichmann operates on a three-pronged front: as a legalistic clearing ground (the Israeli-or-International Court controversy; the relation to the Nuremberg and Successor trials; the forced deportations and "final solution"; Nazis, past and present, and West Germany today); as a psychological description (was Eichmann really a "perverted sadist" or was he "terribly and terrifyingly normal",- a sort of totalitarian age Everyman who no longer knows or feels what a "criminal act" is?); and as a philosophical query (what is the meaning of justice, what are the measurements of morality, when through Auschwitz and Buchenwald the very concepts of good and evil become banalities?). Read full book review >

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ESSAYS IN UNDERSTANDING by Hannah Arendt
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 1994

"Largely 'residual reflections,' according to Kohn, these pieces appear to be quaint, irrelevant, and narrowly focused exercises, only faintly foreshadowing the 'bleak pessimism' of the 'terrible century' Arendt was later to dissect."
Compiled, edited, and briefly annotated by Hannah Arendt's longtime assistant Jerome Kohn (Political and Social Science/New School), this first of two projected volumes collecting Arendt's (1906-75) essays, addresses, and reviews up to 1954 contains two previously unpublished essays: "On the Nature of Totalitarianism" (1953) and "The Concern with Politics in Contemporary European Philosophical Thought" (1954). Read full book review >

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ON REVOLUTION by Hannah Arendt
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1963

"A powerful indictment and illumination, both immediate and enduring."
Hannah Arendt is one of the world's most profound political scientists: her scholarship is sterling, her philosophical- psychological insights staggering; two of her books Origins of Totalitariansim and Human Condition are among the few significant works in her field and our era. Read full book review >