Sunday, April 7, 2013

#97 / Stranger From Abroad

Hannah Arendt's books can be intimidating. My favorite of her books, for example, On Revolution, comes complete with footnotes in Latin and Greek.

For those who may want an introduction to Arendt that is a little more accessible, I can recommend this book, Stranger From Abroad, written by Daniel Maier-Katkin. Katkin's biography focuses particularly on Arendt's relationships with three important men in her life: Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, and Heinrich Bl├╝cher.

In the end, though, this is a book about Arendt, and about her thinking.

Highly recommended.

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