Hannah Curtis narrates accounts of the lives of Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, and Ayn Rand, who, among others, helped to lay much of the intellectual framework for the post-WWII Western world during the decade before that war. Their lives were often something of a hot mess and could be dramatic, but we probably wouldn't expect it to be any other way. Curtis's British accent gives an air of authority to this work, and she is appropriately expressive throughout. She narrates at a pace that is easy to understand, making this a welcome production for those interested in philosophy and intellectual history. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593681350 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593681367 $95.00
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