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Writing for The New YorkerCritical Essays on an American Periodical$
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Fiona Green

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748682492

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.001.0001

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The New Yorker Life of Hannah Arendt’s Mind

The New Yorker Life of Hannah Arendt’s Mind

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(p.209) Chapter 10 The New Yorker Life of Hannah Arendt’s Mind
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Writing for The New Yorker
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Duncan Kelly

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0010

This chapter illustrates how, in the annals of The New Yorker, the ‘Reporter at Large’ feature has been central, often dealing with major subjects of truly global significance, and occasionally taking up the entire magazine itself. Yet although each of the essays included in the feature transformed entire fields of inquiry, few have matched the provocative impact of Hannah Arendt's series of five features concerning ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’. Her essays, when published in book form, carried the subtitle ‘the banality of evil’ that made them infamous on a broader, more global scale than the more local disturbances among New York intellectuals that the magazine publication provoked. Her analysis of the Nazi bureaucrat has been incessantly studied ever since.

Keywords:   The New Yorker, Reporter at Large, Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, New York intellectuals, Nazi bureaucrat

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