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Within Four Walls: The Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher, 1936-1968
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Here is the life story of two exceptional people, two Germans who fled their country for different reasons. It is the story of their life in exile in Paris and in New York, their dependence on each other and deepening love, their continued exchange of ideas, Arendt's teaching and writing, her involvement with Jewish life in Europe and in Israel, and Blucher's years at The ...more
Hardcover, 459 pages
Published November 17th 2000 by Harcourt, Brace & Company
(first published 1996)
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I didn't read the whole thing. It felt a little invasive. However, I was curious as the difference in relationship between Heidegger and Blucher, she was much more comfortable with Heinrich and more adored. I'd be curious one day to go back, but for now, I don't need to know it all.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of Jewish refugee organisations. In 1941 she immigrated to the United States and soon became part of a lively intellectual circle in New York. She held a ...more