Hannah Arendt e Mary McCarthy

Un interessante articolo di Michelle Dean sull'amicizia tra Hannah Arendt e Mary McCarthy (nella foto), rappresentata in modo fuggevole e superficiale dal film di Von Trotta. E invece così non era.
"Many of McCarthy’s contemporaries suggested, or said flat out, that they didn’t know what Arendt saw in her. But Arendt didn’t find her friend’s intellect so obviously minor. She sent McCarthy manuscripts to consider and edit; their letters are laced not only with gossip and household reports but with arguments about what constitutes fiction, about the reach of Fascism, about individual morality and common sense. In other words, Arendt thought there was more to McCarthy than pure cocktail-party style. And Arendt, as they say, was no dummy". newyorker.

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