The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

A Tyranny of Truth

Book - 2018
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"One of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and a hero of political thought, the largely unsung and often misunderstood Hannah Arendt is best known for her landmark 1951 book on openness in political life, The Origins of Totalitarianism, which, with its powerful and timely lessons for today, has become newly relevant. She led an extraordinary life. This was a woman who endured Nazi persecution firsthand, survived harrowing "escapes" from country to country in Europe, and befriended such luminaries as Walter Benjamin and Mary McCarthy, in a world inhabited by everyone from Marc Chagall and Marlene Dietrich to Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. A woman who finally had to give up her unique genius for philosophy, and her love of a very compromised man--the philosopher and Nazi-sympathizer Martin Heidegger--for what she called "love of the world". Compassionate and enlightening, playful and page-turning, New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein's The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt is a strikingly illustrated portrait of a complex, controversial, deeply flawed, and irrefutably courageous woman whose intelligence and "virulent truth telling" led her to breathtaking insights into the human condition, and whose experience continues to shine a light on how to live as an individual and a public citizen in troubled times."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Publishing,, 2018
ISBN: 9781526602404
Branch Call Number: 320.5092 Krimstein
Characteristics: 233 pages :,chiefly illustrations (some color) ;,23 cm


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Apr 18, 2019

Stylish drawings, but weak storytelling.

SCL_Justin Jan 05, 2019

I enjoyed this as an introduction to Hannah Arendt's life and work, but the footnotes explaining who everyone else in the book was didn't seem to fit the tone and were distracting to me.

OPL_DavidD Nov 15, 2018

Puts the life of one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century in context. An engaging and fast paced graphic novel that makes her ideas and the ideas of the figures around her accessible.

Nov 06, 2018

Such a great explanation of her philosophy, and so relevant to the current political climate.

Oct 21, 2018

A brilliant work, on so many levels.


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