The Origins of Totalitarianism
‘Everybody knows now that Ulysses is the greatest novel of the century’ Anthony Burgess, Observer
Following the events of one single day in Dublin, the 16th June 1904, and what happens to the characters Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly, Ulysses is a monument to the human condition. It has survived censorship, con‘How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times’ Washington Post
Hannah Arendt’s chilling analysis of the conditions that led to the Nazi and Soviet totalitarian regimes is a warning from history about the fragility of freedom, exploring how propaganda, scapegoats, terror and political isolation all aided the slide towards total domination.
‘A non-fiction bookend to Nineteen Eighty-Four‘ The New York Times
‘The political theorist who wrote about the Nazis and the ‘banality of evil’ has become a surprise bestseller’ Guardiantroversy and legal action, and even been deemed blasphemous, but remains an undisputed modernist classic: ceaselessly inventive, garrulous, funny, sorrowful, vulgar, lyrical and ultimately redemptive. It confirms Joyce’s belief that literature ‘is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man’.
‘The most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape’ T. S. Eliot
‘Intoxicating … a towering work, in its word play surpassing even Shakespeare’ Guardian
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