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.
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Melville House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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 her escape 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."
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Author: Anne Heller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Hannah Arendt, one of the most gifted and provocative voices of her era, was a polarizing cultural theorist—extolled by her peers as a visionary and denounced by others as a fraud. Born in Prussia to assimilated Jewish parents, she escaped from Hitler's Germany in 1933 and became best known for her critique of the world's response to the evils of World War II. A woman of many contradictions, Arendt learned to write in English only at the age of thirty-six, and yet her first book,The Origins of Totalitarianism, single-handedly altered the way generations of Americans and Europeans viewed fascism and genocide. Her most famous—and most divisive—work,Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, brought fierce controversy that continues to this day, exacerbated by the posthumous discovery that she had been the lover of the great romantic philosopher and Nazi sympathizer Martin Heidegger. In this fast-paced, comprehensive biography, Anne Heller tracks the source of Arendt's apparent contradictions and her greatest achievements, from a tumultuous childhood to her arrival as what she called a “conscious pariah”—one of those few people in every time and place who don't “lose confidence in ourselves if society does not approve us” and will not “pay any price” to win acceptance.
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Author: Sady Doyle
Publisher: Melville House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"I'm so many people. They shock me sometimes. I wish I was just me!" --Marilyn Monroe Nearly sixty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe remains an icon whom everyone loves but no one really knows. The conversations gathered here--spanning her emergence on the Hollywood scene to just days before her death at age 36--show Monroe at her sharpest and most insightful on the thorny topics of ambition, fame, femininity, desire, and more. Together with an introduction by Sady Doyle, these pieces reveal yet another Marilyn: not the tragic heroine she's become in the popular imagination, but a righteously and justifiably angry figure breaking free of the limitations the world forced on her.
This book focuses on how, against the professionalized discourses of theory, Arendt insists on the greater political importance of the ordinary activity of thinking.
Author: Roger Berkowitz
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Hannah Arendt is one of the most important political theorists of the twentieth century. In her works, she grappled with the dark events of that century, probing the nature of power, authority, and evil, and seeking to confront totalitarian horrors on their own terms. This book focuses on how, against the professionalized discourses of theory, Arendt insists on the greater political importance of the ordinary activity of thinking. Indeed, she argues that the activity of thinking is the only reliable protection against the horrors that buffeted the last century. Its essays explore and enact that activity, which Arendt calls the habit of erecting obstacles to oversimplifications, compromises, and conventions. Most of the essays were written for a conference at Bard College celebrating the 100th anniversary of Arendt's birth. Arendt left her personal library and literary effects to Bard, and she is buried in the Bard College cemetery. Material from the Bard archive--such as a postcard to Arendt from Walter Benjamin or her annotation in her copy of Machiavelli's The Prince--and images from her life are interspersed with the essays in this volume. The volume will offer provocations and insights to Arendt scholars, students discovering Arendt's work, and general readers attracted to Arendt's vision of the importance of thinking in our own dark times.
The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, ...
Author: Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers—Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger—throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom. In 1951 she published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1958 The Human Condition, in 1961 Between Past and Future, in 1963 On Revolution and Eichmann in Jerusalem, in 1968 Men in Dark Times, in 1970 On Violence, in 1972 Crises of the Republic, and in 1978, posthumously, The Life of the Mind. Starting at the turn of the twenty-first century, Schocken Books has published a series of collections of Arendt’s unpublished and uncollected writings, of which Thinking Without a Banister is the fifth volume. The title refers to Arendt’s description of her experience of thinking, an activity she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood. (Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn)
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about ... Heydrich opened his interview with Eichmann with " a little speech about
emigration ” ( which had practically ceased , though Himmler ' s formal order ...
More Truth Than Fact : Storytelling as Critical Understanding in the Writings of Hannah Arendt ” Political Theory , 21 ( 4 ) ... In a recent interview , a reader told
me that nine people in her family had read the book and more were in line to do
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November 17 , 1962 ) , 1007 - 1012 . ... 96 last paragraph to p . ... Karl Jaspers ,
in his Interview with Francois Bondy , concurred in what was to be Arendt ' s
judgments concerning the political stage - managing of the trial , the
inadequacies of Israel ...
If terror was neither as “ systemic ” or intrinsic , nor as irreversible as Hannah Arendt assumed , an explanation of totalitarianism does not provide an ... As if to
register this terrible truth , Mr . Stangl died the day after the last interview . Had he
Author: Rainer C. Baum
Category: Elite (Social sciences)
Reflects on the factors that determined both Germany's suicidal drive toward "empire building", i.e. toward the world war, and the Nazi policy of genocide. Argues that antisemitism by itself, or the psychopathologies of the perpetrators, as well as Hitler's dubious charisma and the German elites' doubtful ideological fervor, cannot explain the Holocaust. It was the moral indifference of the German elites that made the genocide possible. Reflects on the cultural and social sources of this national amorality. Its roots lie in the specific character of Germany's unification and industrialization in the late 19th century. The Wilhelmine Empire brought together dissimilar value communities, differing both from region to region and along class and status lines. The institutionalization of value dissensus, as well as the emergence of elite groups characterized by status insecurity (a result of rapid industrialization), brought about competition between elite groups, uncritical acceptance of work ethics, and the dehumanization of human beings in the perception of German bureaucracies.
HANNAH ARENDT ' s latest book , Crises of the Republic ( Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich , 1972 ) , is made up of three long essays and an interview by a
German journalist . The first essay , “ Lying in Politics , ” is an evaluation of the
This lecture is a brilliant encapsulation of Arendt’s widely influential arguments on revolution, and why the American Revolution—unlike all those preceding it—was uniquely able to install political freedom. “The Freedom to be ...
Author: Hannah Arendt
This lecture is a brilliant encapsulation of Arendt’s widely influential arguments on revolution, and why the American Revolution—unlike all those preceding it—was uniquely able to install political freedom. “The Freedom to be Free” was first published in Thinking Without a Banister, a varied collection of Arendt’s essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials—which, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind and character and contain within them the articulations of wide and sophisticated range of her political thought. A Vintage Shorts Selection. An ebook short.
Of some particular historical importance are what possibly became the last interviews with Sholomo Katz , Isaiah Truck ... The holocaust is also ever present
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Bomber pilots interviewed after bombing runs into Iraq during the Persian Gulf
War described their actions as though they were ... the most notable of the Nazi
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of Europe .
Author: Barry Sharpe
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Barry Sharpe examines Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem and the controversy it spurred as a way of exploring basic features and issues of judgment. After giving careful attention to Arendt's portrait of Adolf Eichmann and the Jewish Central Councils as well as considering Eichmann in the context of Arendt's other work, Sharpe concludes that Eichmann is an unintentionally ironic example of both the need for and the blindness of distance in judgment.
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2004 ) , p .
Author: Kenneth Baker
"Walter De Maria's Lightning Field (1977), one of the twentieth century's most significant works of art, is situated in a remote area in southwestern New Mexico. It comprises four hundred polished stainless-steel poles (spaced 220 feet apart) installed in a grid measuring one mile by one kilometer. Critic Kenneth Baker visited The Lightning Field numerous times over the course of the past thirty years. Inspired and challenged by this artwork, Baker speculates in this book on the course of our contemporary human condition. He weaves citations and elegantly crafted prose to create a compelling and moving text."--BOOK JACKET.
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Author: Diana Brydon
Publisher: E C W Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian's, student's, and teacher's wishes. Each book, about 80 pages in length, contains clear, readable information on a major Canadian novel. These studies are carefully designed readings of the novels; they are not substitutes for reading them. Each book is attractively produced and follows the same format, so students will know exactly what to expect: • a chronology of the author's life • the importance of the book • critical reception • reading of the text • selected list of works cited
This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers appearing in this volume include: Elizabeth Biship Erica Jong Jack Kerouac Roger Zelazny
first volume of her last book, The Life of the Mind, and wanted to dedicate The
Human Condition to him."6 If Heidegger and German ... Hannah Arendt, Rahel
Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewish Woman, rev. ed. (San Diego: Harcourt Brace ...
Ed . Hannah Arendt . New York : Schocken ... Samuel Beckett and Director ” ( of
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Author: Philip Sayers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.