Ken Krimstein: The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

Submitted by AWM on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:08pm
Ken Krimstein at the American Writers Museum
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Ken Krimstein presents his forthcoming book THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT, a page-turning graphic biography of one of the most prominent philosophers of the 20th century.

A hero of political thought, the largely unsung and often misunderstood Hannah Arendt is best known for her landmark 1951 book on openness in political life, "The Origins of Totalitarianism," which, with its powerful and timely lessons for today, has become newly relevant.

Compassionate and enlightening, playful and page-turning, The New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein's THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT is a strikingly illustrated portrait of a complex, controversial, deeply flawed, and irrefutably courageous woman whose intelligence and "virulent truth telling" led her to breathtaking insights into the human condition, and whose experience continues to shine a light on how to live as an individual and a public citizen in troubled times.

Ken Krimstein's cartoons have been published in The New Yorker, Barron's, The Harvard Business Review, Prospect Magazine, Punch, The National Lampoon, the Wall Street Journal, Narrative Magazine, and three of S. Gross’s cartoon anthologies. His humor writing has been in The New York Observer’s “New Yorker’s Diary” and humor websites, including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Yankee Pot Roast, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. In addition to teaching at DePaul University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he is also an advertising creative director.

Books will be available for sale and Krimstein will sign books following the discussion.

Location and contact
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Second Floor
Chicago  Illinois  60601
United States
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