Rahel Varnhagen (book)

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Rahel Varnhagen
Author Hannah Arendt
Subject Biography
Published 1959
Pages 222

Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess[1] is a book-length biography of Rahel Varnhagen written by political philosopher Hannah Arendt, first published in 1959.[2] It was translated from German to English in 1957,[3] French in 1986,[4] and Spanish in 2000.[5] A revised edition in 1974 used the subtitle The Life of a Jewish Woman.[2] A later biography of the subject by Heidi Thomann Tewarson (2001) distanced itself from Arendt's work, which its author considered too critical of Varnhagen.[2]