Hannah Arendt: Collections, Essays and Audio

Hannah Arendt Center at Bard
Includes the Hannah Arendt Library

The Hannah Arendt Papers at The Library of Congress
Gifted by Hannah Arendt between 1965 – 2000, the papers span the years 1898 to 1977.

Hannah Arendt: Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954 – full text at Archive.org
Includes Franz Kafka: A Revaluation

Enter the Hannah Arendt Archives & Discover Rare Audio Lectures, Manuscripts, Marginalia, Letters, Postcards & More, Open Culture
This article includes audio of Arendt’s speech “Power & Violence”

Philosophy 6, Spring 2007, UC Berkeley

Philosophy 6, taught by Hubert Dreyfus. This is the first lecture (the sound has some glitches in the beginning but improves). The rest of the course is on Archive.org and includes lectures on The Odyssey, Oresteia, Aeneid, Gospel of John, The Divine Comedy, Pascal’s Pensees, and Moby Dick.
My 2008 online project, Isolatoes, was a direct result of listening in on this class.

Benjamin on Kafka: failure

“To do justice to the figure of Kafka in its purity and its peculiar beauty, one must never lose sight of the one thing: it is the figure of a failure. The circumstances of this failure are manifold. One is tempted to say: once he was certain of eventual failure, everything worked out for him en route as in a dream. There is nothing more memorable than the fervor with which Kafka emphasized his failure” (Correspondence of Walter Benjamin, pg 566, Letter to Gerhard Scholem, June 12, 1938)