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Goethe Pop Up Book Klub: THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT

Join Goethe Pop Up Seattle at our November online book club meeting! Simply send an email to info-seattle@goethe.de to receive the Zoom access code.

The book club is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting.

In November, we will look at the life of Hannah Arendt with Ken Krimstein's THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT: A TYRANNY OF TRUTH (German: Die drei Leben der Hannah Arendt). This graphic novel is depiction of a woman who endured Nazi persecution firsthand, survived harrowing "escapes" from country to country in Europe, and befriended such luminaries as Walter Benjamin and Mary McCarthy, in a world inhabited by everyone from Marc Chagall and Marlene Dietrich to Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. A woman who finally had to give up her unique genius for philosophy, and her love of a very compromised man - the philosopher and Nazi-sympathizer Martin Heidegger - for what she called "love of the world."

Feel free to read this month’s selection in English or its original German; the discussion will be held in English.

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