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    Hannah Arendt (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultur) (Paperback) By (author) Julia Kristeva, Translated by Ross Guberman

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    DescriptionTwenty-five years after her death, we are still coming to terms with the controversial figure of Hannah Arendt. Interlacing the life and work of this seminal twentieth-century philosopher, Julia Kristeva provides us with an elegant, sophisticated biography brimming with historical and philosophical insight. Centering on the theme of female genius, Hannah Arendt emphasizes three features of the philosopher's work. First, by exploring Arendt's critique of Saint Augustine and her biographical essay on Rahel Varnhagen, Kristeva accentuates Arendt's commitment to recounting lives and narration. Second, Kristeva reflects on Arendt's perspective on Judaism, anti-Semitism, and the "banality of evil." Finally, the biography assesses Arendt's intellectual journey, placing her enthusiasm for observing both social phenomena and political events in the context of her personal life. Drawing on fragments of Arendt's most intimate correspondence with her longtime lover Martin Heidegger and her husband Heinrich Blucher, excerpts from her mother's "Unser Kind" (a diary tracking Hannah's formative years), and passages from Arendt's philosophical writings, Kristeva presents a luminous story. With a thorough thematic index and bibliographical references, Hannah Arendt is a major breakthrough in the understanding of an essential thinker.


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    Title
    Hannah Arendt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia Kristeva, Translated by Ross Guberman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 444 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780231121033
    ISBN 10: 0231121032
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JPF, HP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    LC classification: B
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    DC21: 320.5092
    Abridged Dewey: 109
    BISAC V2.8: BIO009000
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    LC classification: JC251.A74
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    Thema V1.0: DS, QD, JPHL, JPF, DNBH
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    02 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Julia Kristeva is an internationally known psychoanalyst and critic and is professor of linguistics at the University of Paris VII. She is the co-author of The Feminine and the Sacred, and author of many other highly regarded books, including Melanie Klein, Strangers to Ourselves, New Maladies of the Soul, Time and Sense, and The Sense and Non-Sense of Revolt all published by Columbia.Ross Guberman is the translator of Julia Kristeva's New Maladies of theSoul and Time and Sense, and editor of Julia Kristeva Interviews.
    Review quote
    The portrait that emerges is quirky, intentionally subjective, and finely detailed. Kirkus Reviews An elegant, sophisticated biography replete with powerful psychoanalytic insight. Political Theory.Org
    Table of contents
    BibliographyNotesFemale Genius: General IntroductionA Biography "So Exposed"Chapter 1: Life as a NarrativeLove According to Saint AugustineChapter 2: Superfluous HumanityThe Meaning of an Example: Rahel VarnhagenChapter 3: Thinking, Willing, and JudgingArendt and Aristotle: A Defense of NarrationThe Tale of the Twentieth CenturyTo Be JewishAmong the Elements in the StructureThe Example of FranceWhat Is Modern Anti-Semitism?Imperialism... and TotalitarianismThe Banality of EvilFaith and Revolution... in Society, That Sanctified HearthThe "Who" and the BodyThe Dialogue of the Thinking Ego: The "Split," Melancholy, TyrannyFrom the Interior Man to the Violence of the Life ProcessThe Taste of the Spectator: Toward a Political PhilosophyJudgment: Between Forgiveness and Promise