Arendt, Hannah and Mary McCarthy. Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1995.
Benhabib, Seyla. The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1996. Drawing on Arendt’s cultural background, life experiences, and philosophical influences, Benhabib has provided a critical account of Arendt’s thought.
Bernstein, Richard J. Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996. Bernstein argues how certain events in Arendt’s life and how she responded to these events directed her thinking and greatly influenced her body of work.
Bradshaw, Leah. Acting and Thinking: The Political Thought of Hannah Arendt. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989. Deals with the problem of evil and Hannah Arendt’s major texts on totalitarianism, revolution, democracy, the life of the mind, and political responsibility. Contains notes, bibliography, and index.
Carnovan, Margaret. Hannah Arendt: A Reinterpretation of Her Political Thought. London: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Contains chapters on The Origins of Totalitarianism, on The Human Condition, and on Arendt’s view of morality and politics, philosophy and politics, and republicanism. Carnovan believes that Arendt is “widely misunderstood” because her views are original and disturbingly unorthodox.
Courtine-Denamy, Sylvie. Three Women in Dark Times: Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Or “Amor Fati, Amor Mundi.” Translated by G. M. Goshgarian. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000. A study of these three Jewish women philosophers against the background of wartime Europe.
Figal, Günter. For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife: Politics, Aesthetics, Metaphysics. Translated by Wayne Klein. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. This book consists of essays ranging in subject matter from aesthetics to political philosophy. Contains studies on Hannah Arendt and others.
Isaac, Jeffrey C. Arendt, Camus, and Modern Rebellion. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1992. Covers totalitarianism, power, humanism, rebellion, and democratic politics. Isaac argues that Albert Camus and Arendt were distinctive in arguing for a common human condition that makes a politics of human rights imperative.
Kristeva, Julia. Hannah Arendt: Life Is a Narrative. Translated by Frank Collins. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2001. The published lectures of one German woman philosopher on another.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World. New York: Knopf, 2000.
Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth. Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.