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Between Friends The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy 1949-1975

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ISBN-10: 0156002507

ISBN-13: 9780156002509

Edition: N/A

Authors: Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Carol Brightman

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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Harcourt Trade Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Born in Hanover, Germany, Hannah Arendt received her doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1928. A victim of naziism, she fled Germany in 1933 for France, where she helped with the resettlement of Jewish children in Palestine. In 1941, she emigrated to the United States. Ten years later she became an American citizen. Arendt held numerous positions in her new country---research director of the Conference on Jewish Relations, chief editor of Schocken Books, and executive director of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction in New York City. A visiting professor at several universities, including the University of California, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, and university professor on the…    

Mary McCarthy, 1912 - 1989 Writer and critic Mary McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington. At the age of six, she was orphaned when both her parents died of influenza. She was brought up in a strict Catholic environment by two sets of wealthy grandparents. She attended Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma, WA and Vassar College in New York, where she studied literature. She graduated with honors at the age of twenty-one, married her first husband, and moved to New York. McCarthy worked as an editor at Covici Friede Publishers from 1936-37 and Partisan Review from 1937-38. She taught or lectured at Beard College, in Annendale-on-Hudson, New York from 1945-46 and 1986; Sarah Lawrence College,…    

Carol Brightmanis the author ofWriting Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World,which won a National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, and the editor ofBetween Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy.She is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. She lives in Walpole, Maine.