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A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times.

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Synopsis:

A companion volume to Illuminations (also available in Schocken paperback), Reflections presents a new sampling of Walter Benjamin's wide-ranging work. In addition to literary criticism, it contains autobiographical narration and travel pieces, aphorisms, and philosophical-theological speculations.

About the Author

Walter Benjamin is recognized as one of the most acute analysts of literary and sociological phenomenon of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He died in 1940.

Table of Contents

Introduction

ONE

A Berlin Chronicle

One-Way Street (selection)

TWO

Moscow

Marseilles

Hashish in Marseilles

Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century

Naples

THREE

Surrealism

Brecht’s Threepenny Novel

Conversations with Brecht

The Author as Producer

Karl Kraus

FOUR

Critique of Violence

The Destructive Character

Fate and Character

Theologico-Political Fragment

On Language as Such and on the Language of Man

On the Mimetic Faculty

Editor’s Note

Useful Further Readings

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805208023
Translator:
Jephcott, Edmund
Translator:
Jephcott, Edmund
Translator:
Jephcott, Edmund
Author:
Benjamin, Walter
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Benjamin, walter, 1892-1940
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19860331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.03x5.21x.88 in. .65 lbs.

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