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Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World
     

Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World

by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
 

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This highly acclaimed, prize-winning biography of one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century is here reissued in a trade paperback edition for a new generation of readers. In a new preface the author offers an account of writings by and about Arendt that have appeared since the book’s 1982 publication, providing a reassessment of her

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This highly acclaimed, prize-winning biography of one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century is here reissued in a trade paperback edition for a new generation of readers. In a new preface the author offers an account of writings by and about Arendt that have appeared since the book’s 1982 publication, providing a reassessment of her subject’s life and achievement.

Praise for the earlier edition:

“Both a personal and an intellectual biography . . . It represents biography at its best.”—Peter Berger, front page, The New York Times Book Review

“A story of surprising drama . . . . At last, we can see Arendt whole.”—Jim Miller, Newsweek
“Indispensable to anyone interested in the life, the thought, or . . . the example of Hannah Arendt.”—Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

“An adventure story that moves from pre-Nazi Germany to fame in the United States, and . . . a study of the influences that shaped a sharp political awareness.”—Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch

Cover drawing by David Schorr

Editorial Reviews

Julia Epstein
Young - Bruehl gives us the story of a woman so thoroughly of her time and circumstances that she epitimizes a historical moment...[her] fair, beautifully written, erudite presentation of Hannah Arendt widely emphasizes her signal contribution to philosophy and to political theory.
Philadelphia Enquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300030990
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.69(d)

Meet the Author


Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, who now practices as a psychoanalyst in New York City, is on the faculty of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

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