Hannah Arendt

Standard Name: Arendt, Hannah
Birth Name: Johanna Arendt
Married Name: Stern
Married Name: Blücher
HA trained as a philosopher and spoke of philosophy as her first love. She became better known for her writings on modern history and political theory, in essays, monographs, and her famous or notorious reporting of the Eichmann trial.


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Friends, Associates Mary McCarthy
MMC 's long-term friendships included those with Edmund Wilson (even after their divorce) and Hannah Arendt . She attracted notoriety for her falling-out with Lillian Hellman , a leading playwright who began to publish memoirs...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary McCarthy
She first started to muse on and explore these ideas after the theft of Vermeer 's painting Young Lady with a Guitar by Irish terrorists during the winter of 1974. She was fascinated by the...
Publishing Sybille Bedford
She had already contributed an article on him to a volume edited by Julian Huxley in 1965: Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963. A Memorial Volume. She later referred to her work on the biography as a...
Reception Colette
She later became its president. In February 1953 she received the Grand Cross of the Légion d'Honneur (only the second woman to do so).
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(19 February 1953): 8
Her books, however, were listed on the...
Reception Julia Kristeva
In the early twenty-first century JK continues to generate a continuous flow of critical comment. She claims a place in women's international literary history as a creator of paradigms applied to other texts. Heather Ingman
Textual Features Sybille Bedford
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl , biographer of Hannah Arendt , points out that this is one of the finest pictures extant of the milieu of the Jewish salon hostess Rahel Varnhagen (of whom Arendt published a biography).
Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth. Hannah Arendt. For Love of the World. Yale University Press.
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Textual Features Adrienne Rich
This volume's title and epigraph are taken from The Great Gatsby. Like AR 's other works, Dark Fields of the Republic reflects a diverse group of artistic and social influences, which include the Bible...
Textual Production Julia Kristeva
JK issued in three successive volumes what she calls a triptych: Le génie féminin: La Vie, la folie, les mots: Hannah Arendt , Melanie Klein , Colette.
Kristeva, Julia. “Is There a Feminine Genius?”. Critical Inquiry, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 493-04.
493 and n1
Textual Production Mary McCarthy
MMC continued to publish in periodicals: short fiction (with collected volumes of stories in 1950 and 1963), essays, and reviews (Sights and Spectacles 1937-1956 and Mary McCarthy's Theatre Chronicles, 1937-1962, two volumes of...
Textual Production Jan Morris
JM covered the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem in 1961 for the Guardian as Hannah Arendt covered it for the New Yorker.
Johns, Derek. Ariel. A Literary Life of Jan Morris. Faber and Faber.


Late February 1925: Philosopher Martin Heidegger and one of his...

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Late February 1925

Philosopher Martin Heidegger and one of his students, Hannah Arendt , began an affair: an extraordinary moment bringing together a future apologist for and a lifelong opponent of totalitarianism.

7 April 1944: Rudolf Vrba and Fred Wetzler escaped from...

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7 April 1944

Rudolf Vrba and Fred Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz in Poland. They headed for Slovakia, where by the end of the month they submitted a report on the Nazi death-camp to the Slovak Judenrat

29 November 1947: The United Nations passed a resolution which...

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29 November 1947

The United Nations passed a resolution which called for the partition of Palestine into two different national entities, one Arab and one Jewish, with Jerusalem to become a city under international rule.


Arendt, Hannah. Between Past and Future. Viking Press, 1961.
Arendt, Hannah. Crises of the Republic. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972.
Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem. Viking Press, 1963.
Arendt, Hannah. Men in Dark Times. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968.
Arendt, Hannah. On Revolution. Viking Press, 1963.
Arendt, Hannah. Rahel Varnhagen. East and West Library, 1958.
Arendt, Hannah. “Reflections on Little Rock”. Dissent, Vol.
, No. 11, pp. 45-56.
Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition. University of Chicago Press, 1959.
Arendt, Hannah. The Life of the Mind. Editor McCarthy, Mary, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1951.