Truly, I live in dark times!
The guileless word is folly. A smooth forehead
Suggests insensitivity. The man who laughs
Has simply not yet had
The terrible news.
#1 Hannah Arendt in Dark Times – 06/10/2016, 5–7pm
Primary reading: Hannah Arendt, 'Preface' and 'On Humanity in Dark Times: Thoughts about Lessing', in Men in Dark Times (New York: Harvest, 1968), pp. vii–x; 3–31. Click here for PDF.
Secondary reading: Bertolt Brecht, 'An die Nachgeborenen/To Those Born Later', in Bertolt Brecht: Poetry and Prose, ed. by Rheinhold Grimm and Caroline Molina y Vedia (New York and London: Continuum, 2006) Click here for PDF.
Location: LHRI, Seminar Room 1