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Exile Readings

Reinhard Laube

in Thinking in Dark Times

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230754
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235858 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0024
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This chapter focuses on the library of the philosopher and political thinker, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975). The library is a part of her literary effects that must first be described in its extent and historically conditioned makeup. Beyond that, the question arises of the apt way of tracking her use of these materials and her reading, as well as the references in the catalogue, peculiar to this collection and its individual volumes. Of central importance, finally, is how a nonarbitrary examination can yield conclusions about the processes of textual genesis and Hannah Arendt's readings under the circumstances of her emigration.

Keywords: Hannah Arendt; library; Jewish writings; collections

Chapter.  5031 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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