The Visitation of Hannah Arendt

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The Visitation of Hannah Arendt is an attempt to literally enact Arendt’s notion of "natality". Arendt, known to a large extent through her engagement with the public sphere and with political discourse, is invited here to pay intimate visitations to four different figures: an anonymous student, the poetess Dahlia Ravikovich, the ghost of Stefan Zweig and Michal, Saul’s daughter. The intellectual visitation, as a complex process of both mimesis and rejection, is revealed to be a natality, a rebirth in spirit. The book presents an aesthetic-semiotic reading of Arendt by traversing the ensemble of her work. A special chapter is dedicated to Eichmann in Jerusalem.      
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages184
ISBN (Electronic)9783110663471
ISBN (Print)9783110663099
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts
PublisherDe Gruyter
ISSN (Print)2199-6962
ISSN (Electronic)2199-6970


  • Arendt
  • Hannah
  • 1906-1975


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