DIVING FOR PEARLS. A THINKING JOURNEY WITH HANNAH ARENDT
978-0-9860586-0-8 / 9780986058608
Kathleen B. Jones brings a scholarâ?Ts insights and a lyrical voice to this philosophical memoir about her thirty-year fascination with Hannah Arendt, one of the 20th centuryâ?Ts most controversial thinkers. With Arendt as her guide, Jones recounts stories from her own life interwoven with Arendtâ?Ts life and work, demonstrating Arendtâ?Ts enduring relevance to thinking about the dilemmas of modern life.Editorial Reviews´An extraordinary accomplishment! First off, the writing is beautiful. Diving for Pearls is both biography and autobiography. As a biography of Hannah Arendt it is scholarly and sensitive, guided by Arendtâ?Ts own hauntingly autobiographical biography of Rahel Varnhagen. As autobiography, it is literary, honest and thoughtful in the Arendtian sense of being actively engaged in thinking. Jones adopts Arendt as a thinking partner, and moves with her toward existential responsibility and gratitude for oneâ?Ts own life. Arendt commented that love is a kind of friendship across the distance the world puts between us. Kathleen B. Jones shows us how love and friendship are possible even across the distanc
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