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Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary Mccarthy, 1949-1975 Hardcover – 17 Jan 1995
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The new name, Israel, is taken to mean God-fighter
on page 38 of Time Is An Artist, part of his trilogy Man's Lot. After Arendt died, someone at a conference called her Hannah Eichmann and the introduction to Between Friends is full of obsessions about writing the wrong thing. I know very little of Mary McCarthy's work, but Hannah was a thinker like Kant picking the common sense that has been pelting thinkers with filth for equal treatment.
I had the sense very much of both of these friends wanting very much to stay friends and to compliment and help each other. They clearly do this throughout the work, and the Letters certainly give strong evidence of value of such a friendship to both of them.
I would only add that I somehow expected them to be more interesting intellectually than I found them to be. Nothing in them comes close to the greatness of writing which is often present in Arendt's best work.