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Resources by and about philosopher Hannah Arendt
This list of resources was prepared by staff from Spertus Institute's Asher Library in conjunction with Spertus Institute's exhibtion The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, based on Ken Krimstein's graphic biography, a finalist for the Jewish Book Award.
About The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt
New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein created a page-turning graphic biography of the Hannah Arendt, a leading political theorist and one of the most prominent philosophers of the twentieth century.
Reviews and Interviews
- How Questioning Hannah Arendt Made Me Question Myself, Ken Krimstein, The New York Times
- A Woman Reading a Man Reading Hannah Arendt, Unbound
- The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, The Chicago Reader
- Artist with a Pen, The Chicago Jewish News
- The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth, Review, Jewish Quarterly
Selected Works by Hannah Arendt
- The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
- Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess (1957)
- The Human Condition (1958)
- Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963)
- Men in Dark Times (1968)
- The Life of the Mind: The Groundbreaking Investigation Into How We Think (1981, posthumous)
Collections of Essays and Interviews
- Between Past and Future (1961)
- Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: formation, exile, and totalitarianism (2005)
- Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (2013)
- Eichmann in Jerusalem, Parts I-V, The New Yorker (1963)
- Thinking, Parts I-III, The New Yorker (1977)
- Hannah Arendt, Zur Person, Full interview with English subtitles
- The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
- The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress
- Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (1982)
- Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times, Anne C. Heller (2015)
- Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem, Steven E. Ascheim (2001)
- Unlearning with Hannah Arendt, Marie Luise Knott (2013)
- Thinking in Dark Times-Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics, Roger Berkowitz (2009)
- The Political Humanism of Hannah Arendt, Michael H. McCarthy (2012)
- Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt, Bonnie Honig, ed. (1995)
- "Reading Arendt is Not Enough," Paul Mason. The New York Review of Books, May 2, 2019.
- “The Trial of Hannah Arendt,” Kathleen B. Jones. Humanities, March/April 2014, Volume 35, Number 2 (NEH)
- “Hannah Arendt (1906-1975): Being in the Present," Martine Leibovici. Makers of Jewish Modernity (2016).
- “Hannah Arendt’s Dedication to Salvaging Jewish Culture,” Dov Schidorsky. Leo Baeck Institute Year Book. Vol 59.
- “And Hannah Laughed: The Role of Irony in Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem,” Kerstin Steitz. A Club of Their Own (2016).
- “Hannah Arendt: Irony and Atrocity,” Deborah Nelson. Tough Enough (2017).
- “Hannah Arendt on Love and How to Live with the Fundamental Fear of Loss,” Maria Popova. Brainpickings.
- "The Remarkable Love Letters of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger," Maria Popova. Brainpickings.
- "All That is Given: Hannah Arendt on Being Jewish," Vivian Gornick. Boston Review, January 1, 2008.
Selection of Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction
Available from Spertus Institute's Asher Library
- Fagin, the Jew, Will Eisner (2003)
- Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York, Liana Finck (2014)
- A Family Secret, Eric Heuvel (2005)
- Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Ben Katchor (1996)
- The Jew of New York, Ben Katchor (1998)
- Brownsville, Neil Kleid (2006)
- The New American Splendor Anthology, Harvey Pekar (1991)
- A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, Sharon Rudahl (2007)
- Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness, and Nationalism—A Graphic History, Ronald Schechter (2014)
- The Rabbi’s Cat, Joann Sfar (2005)
- Klezmer, Joann Sfar (2006)
- Testament: Akedah, Douglas Rushkoff and Liam Sharp (2006)
- Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman (1986)
- Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, Art Spiegelman (1991)
- MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman (2011)