The Portable Hannah ArendtBook - 2003
The essential collection of a fearless thinker who argued for justice and hope in an anguished century. She was a Jew born in Germany in the early twentieth century, and she studied with the greatest German minds of her day-Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers among them. After the rise of the Nazis, she emigrated to America where she proceeded to write some of the most searching, hard-hitting reflections on the agonizing issues of the time- totalitarianism in both Nazi and Stalinist garb; Zionism and the legacy of the Holocaust; federally mandated school desegregation and civil rights in the United States; and the nature of evil. The Portable Hannah Arendt offers substantial excerpts from the three works that ensured her international and enduring stature- The Origins of Totalitarianism , The Human Condition , and Eichmann in Jerusalem . Additionally, this volume includes several other provocative essays, as well as her correspondence with other influential figures.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003
Characteristics: lxiii, 575 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Hannah Arendt