Hannah Arendt

German-born political theorist, 1906-1975

"Hannah Arent is most famous for her book „The Origins of Totalitarianism“ (1951), which traced the roots of Stalinism and Nazism in both anti-Semitism and imperialism. Her works deal with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. In her reporting of the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial for The New Yorker, which evolved into Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963), she coined the phrase ""the banality of evil"" to describe the phenomenon of Eichmann. The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor."

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Arendt, Hannah

Philosophin und Politologin (1906-1975). 2 autograph letters signed. O. O. bzw. [Sorrent]. Zus. (½+1¾ =) 2¼ SS. 8vo und gr.-4to.
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In German. I: To Max Strauss, editor at the Schocken publishing house: "How utterly hideous! Just to tell you how much I wish that finally everything will be fine […]" (1948). Very well preserved. - II: The second letter is addressed to Hannah, Strauss's widow, reporting on the health of her friend Kurt Blumenfeld, whom she met in Jerusalem, where she witnessed the trial of Adolf Eichmann as a reporter. - On stationery with printed letterhead of the Cocumella Hotel in Sorrento; severe edge defects.

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Arendt, Hannah

Ms. Brief mit e. U.
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Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), Soziologin und Politologin. Ms. Brief mit e. U. New York, 29. März 1971. ¾ S. Gr.-8°. – An Adelbert Reif, Lektor im Piper-Verlag, nach dem Erscheinen der Neuauflage ihres Buches „Macht und Gewalt“: „Ihren Brief [...] und die Belegexemplare habe ich bekommen [...] Ich werde in der ersten Maiwoche in München sein, davor [...] in Zürich, wo ich am besten c/o American Express zu erreichen bin [...]“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf und im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung).

Arendt, Hannah

Brief m. e. U.
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Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German philosopher, sociologist, and polical scientist. LS. New York, 3 Jan. 1971. Folio (airmail letter). 2/3 p. With autogr. address and punched holes. In German, to Adelbert Reif in Munich. The New York Review of Books has accepted the English version of an interview with a few abridgements (matters concerning only Germany). The translation is finished, and the only difficulty that remains is to convince the publisher Klaus Piper to enter negotiations with Harcourt Brace about the text. – Arendt emigrated to the USA in 1940. In New York, she served as research director of the Conference on Jewish Relations (1944–46), chief editor of Schocken Books (1946–48), and executive director of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, which sought to salvage Jewish writings dispersed by the Nazis. Her monumental “Origins of Totalitarianism” established her internationally as a major political thinker and analyst of totalitarianism. Since 1953 she taught political science at Berkeley, Princeton, Chicago; from 1967 until her death she taught at the New School for Social Research. Her controversial book “Eichmann in Jerusalem” launched a heated debate about the „Banality of Evil“ and the allegedly cooperative role of Jewish community leaders in facilitating the Holocaust. Arendt’s political philosophy is considered a fundamental contribution to the analysis of modern public culture.