Nata nel 1906 a Linden, un sobborgo di Hannover, in una famiglia ebrea benestante, Hannah Arendt ebbe una vita straordinaria. Studentessa brillante e ragazzina fuori dal comune fin dai primi anni di scuola, visse sulla sua pelle la persecuzione antisemita, che la obbligò a vari spostamenti e fughe: dopo gli studi a Marburgo si trasferì con la madre a Berlino, poi quando le ingerenze naziste si fecero più pressanti riparò a Parigi, per approdare infine a New York. Nei suoi movimenti incontrò e divenne amica, amante e consigliera di personaggi straordinari, tra cui Walter Benjamin, Marc Chagall e Martin Heidegger, suo professore all’università, personaggio geniale ma controverso, con cui Hannah visse una tormentata storia d’amore. Illuminante e coinvolgente, il graphic novel di Ken Krimstein offre il ritratto di una donna complessa, profonda, paladina coraggiosa e appassionata della verità, che arrivò a formulare tesi fondamentali per il pensiero politico e filosofico del Novecento. Tesi quanto mai attuali in tempi difficili come i nostri.
- ISBN: 8823523044
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 240
I received the Advance Reading Copy in the mail from the publisher.... Many thanks to Nicole at Bloomsbury Publishing. I requested a physical copy rather than an ebook given that it’s a graphic biography. It’s fascinating....and ‘for me’....the best part of this book is how much it opened my eyes to Leggi tutto
“Whatever I do, I am unable to avert my eyes from the reality of the world around me”—Hannah Arendt “As fire lives on oxygen, so the fire of totalitarianism lives on untruth”—Hannah Arendt I absolutely love this comics biography of Arendt, a philosopher who called herself a political theorist, a write Leggi tutto
I WISH MY FEELINGS ON THIS WEREN'T SO MIXED. what i was hoping to get out of this, and what it seemed like i would get out of this, was a half biography/half philosophical summary/all graphic novel fun bonanza. in some ways, i did get that. but also what i got was way more biography than philosophy, Leggi tutto
OMG, the name dropping! The first half of the book is less a story of Arendt than a list of every famous person she ever met. Talk about defining a woman by the men in her life! During the second half this slows down a little bit, but the author still seems pretty intent on mentioning every famous p Leggi tutto
As hard as I try, I cannot see a monster in the glass booth. I see a bore, a careerist former vacuum cleaner salesman spouting empty sales pitches. He's ordinary, which makes his crimes even more horrible than a Frankenstein fantasy. Arendt was really onto something with the whole "banality of evil" Leggi tutto
I found this very disappointing. Its badly drawn and badly put-together with not enough substance. Her thoughts are given hardly any airing compared to her chain-smoking and sex with Heidegger. Most annoying of all, it's overloaded with footnotes explaining each person or word mentioned. OK, maybe t Leggi tutto
“Arguably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century,” the author suggests, “who renounced philosophy.” So she was like the Bobby Fischer of philosophy hehe. Hannah Arendt, like the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, was from Koenigsberg, East Prussia. As a child she was precocious. She wanted to “u Leggi tutto
2,5 Sterne. Dtv hat mir freundlicherweise ein Rezensionsexemplar bereitgestellt, vielen Dank dafür! Das mit Arendt und mir war purer Zufall: Letztes Semester hatte ich ein Seminar, das sich mit Repräsentationen des Bösen auseinandersetzte, und für eine Stunde hatte der Dozent ein Kapitel aus Arendts Leggi tutto
This was... interesting. I enjoyed the art style quite a bit. I read the ARC, which was entirely in black and white, but the final version still takes a fairly minimalist approach to color (some images have splashes of green and brown, but otherwise the book is still B&W). I liked the sketches, the s Leggi tutto
Loved this. I recently read Sabrina - another graphic novel that is on some year's best lists (and Booker long list?) and was really disappointed with the bland drawings and genderless, affectless people and cultural isolation-subject matter. It left me cold. By contrast, Krimstein's book checked of Leggi tutto
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