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Rahel Varnhagen the life of a Jewish woman by Hannah Arendt

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Jewish women,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Jews,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated by Richard and Clara Winston
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2546.V22 A913 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 236 p.
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24830373M
ISBN 100151758506, 0156761009
LC Control Number74006478

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Arendt discovered her writings some time in the mids, and soon began to reimagine Rahel's inner life and write her biography. Long unavailable and never before published as Arendt intended, Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess returns to print in an extraordinary new edition/5(2). Rahel Levin Varnhagen thought in a way that cannot be easily integrated into given genre categories. It is clear that she was never drawn to narrative or poetic writing. Hers was a special kind of thinking that did not move within disciplinary .   Rahel Varnhagen by Hannah Arendt, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(74). Long unavailable and never before published as Arendt intended, Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess returns to print in an extraordinary new edition. For this first complete and critical edition of the book in any language, Liliane Weissberg reconstructs the notes Arendt planned for Rahel Varnhagen but never fully executed.

Rahel Antonie Friederike Varnhagen was a German writer who hosted one of the most prominent salons in Europe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She is the subject of a celebrated biography, Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess (), written by Hannah Arendt. Arendt cherished Varnhagen as her "closest friend, though she had been dead for some hundred years". Rahel Varnhagen book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. She was, Hannah Arendt wrote, my closest friend, though she has bee /5.   For this first complete critical edition of the book in any language, Liliane Weissberg reconstructs the notes Arendt planned for Rahel Varnhagen but never fully executed. Shereveals the extent to which Arendt wove the biography largely from the words of Rahel and her : For this first complete critical edition of the book in any language, Liliane Weissberg reconstructs the notes Arendt planned for Rahel Varnhagen but never fully executed. She reveals the extent to which Arendt wove the biography largely from the words of Rahel and her contemporaries.

  Rahel Varnhagen; A Portrait book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to Ratings: 0. Rahel wished not to soil the purity of life's happenstance. Arendt claims that German-speaking Jews were unique. This book is a contribution to the complex problem of assimilation. Rahel had extraordinary intelligence and a typical romantic personality. Rahel Varnhagen was born in in Berlin and died in /5(2). Get this from a library! Rahel Varnhagen: the life of a Jewess. [Hannah Arendt; Liliane Weissberg; Mazal Holocaust Collection.] -- "She was, Hannah Arendt wrote, "my closest friend, though she has been dead for some hundred years." Born in Berlin in as the daughter of a Jewish merchant, Rahel Varnhagen would come to host. VARNHAGEN, RAHEL LEVIN (–), German intellectual and salon host. The oldest daughter of a prosperous Berlin merchant, Rahel Levin was raised in a home with only minimal elements of Jewish practice. In , she welcomed the opportunity to escape from Jewishness and into aristocratic Germany through an engagement to Count Karl von Finckenstein.