Together in Solitude: The Carefully Bound Friendship of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy

  At the end of Mary McCarthy’s 1975 eulogy for her dear friend Hannah Arendt, which was later published as an essay called “Saying Good-Bye to Hannah” in McCarthy’s book Occasional Prose, McCarthy tells an anecdote about a visit that Arendt paid her at her home in Maine. It was the summer after Arendt’s husband, … Read more