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Walter Benjamin : Selected Writings: Part 2 1931-1934
by Walter Benjamin and Michael William Jennings and Howard Eiland

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In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, amid economic collapse and mounting political catastrophe, Walter Benjamin emerged as the most original practicing literary critic and public intellectual in the German-speaking world.  Read more...


 
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More About Walter Benjamin by Walter Benjamin; Michael William Jennings; Howard Eiland
 
 
 
Overview

In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, amid economic collapse and mounting political catastrophe, Walter Benjamin emerged as the most original practicing literary critic and public intellectual in the German-speaking world. Volume 2 of the "Selected Writings" is now available in paperback in two parts.

In Part 1, Benjamin is represented by two of his greatest literary essays, "Surrealism" and "On the Image of Proust," as well as by a long article on Goethe and a generous selection of his wide-ranging commentary for Weimar Germany's newspapers.

Part 2 contains, in addition to the important longer essays, "Franz Kafka," "Karl Kraus," and "The Author as Producer," the extended autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle," and extended discussions of the history of photography and the social situation of the French writer, previously untranslated shorter pieces on such subjects as language and memory, theological criticism and literary history, astrology and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Stefan George, Hitler, and Mickey Mouse.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780674017467
  • ISBN-10: 0674017463
  • Publisher: Belknap Press
  • Publish Date: June 2005
  • Page Count: 870

Series: Walter Benjamin #1

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Books > Literary Collections > Essays
Books > Literary Collections > European - General

 
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