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Martin and Hannah: A Novel free pdf Germany, 1975. Two women near the end of their lives come together at the bedside of an old man, after having spent the last fifty years vying for first place in his heart. While one of the 20th century's greatest minds slumbers in the grip of nightmares, the two enemies sit in a nearby room and declare a truce. One is the man's wife, a woman who has always played her role as the devoted mother and the obedient, bourgeois Hausfrau to the Great Man and the tyrannical husband. The other is his former student and lover, nearly twenty years his junior. She is the Jewish intellectual consumed by her clear-sightedness.He is the brilliant and famous philosopher, now tormented by his Nazi past. In this wide-ranging score, each performer has an individual theme, yet each shares some of the notes of the others. But, above all, this fugue for three voices reveals the mark of the greatest tragedy of the century: for the characters are Martin Heidegger, his wife Elfriede, and Hannah Arendt. Catherine Clement skilfully paints a chiaroscuro portrait of forbidden love, recreating a famous love affair while turning the subtle intricacies of philosophy into memorable, enduring fiction.

About Catherine Clement

Catherine Clement is a well-known French novelist, who has published five previous novels. Since 1978 she has been professor of philosophy at the University of Paris. She is also a journalist, a television producer, and a member of the editorial committees of several prestigious journals. In addition, she has had a distinguished diplomatic career in Austria, India, and Senegal.

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Author : Catherine Clement
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Data Published : 20 March 2001
ISBN : 1573929069
EAN : 9781573929066
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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