Berlin Childhood Around 1900
By (author) Walter Benjamin
Introduction by Peter Szondi
Translated by Howard Eiland
Normal Price: $35.95
Your Price: $32.36 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.59! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.62 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Berlin Childhood Around 1900 by Walter Benjamin
Book DescriptionBegun in Poveromo, Italy, in 1932, and extensively revised in 1938, "Berlin Childhood around 1900" remained unpublished during Walter Benjamin's lifetime, one of his 'large-scale defeats'. Now translated into English for the first time in book form, on the basis of the recently discovered 'final version' that contains the author's own arrangement of a suite of luminous vignettes, it can be more widely appreciated as one of the masterpieces of 20th Century prose writing. Not an autobiography in the customary sense, Benjamin's recollection of his childhood in an upper-middle-class Jewish home in Berlin's West End at the turn of the century becomes an occasion for unified 'expeditions into the depths of memory'. In this diagram of his life, Benjamin focuses not on persons or events but on places and things, all seen from the perspective of a child - a collector, flaneur, and allegorist in one. This book is also one of Benjamin's great city texts, bringing to life the cocoon of his childhood - the parks, streets, schoolrooms, and interiors of an emerging metropolis. It reads the city as palimpsest and labyrinth, revealing unexpected lyricism in the heart of the familiar. As an added gem, a preface by Howard Eiland discusses the genesis and structure of the work, which marks the culmination of Benjamin's attempt to do philosophy concretely.
Buy Berlin Childhood Around 1900 book by Walter Benjamin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674022225
(190mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walter Benjamin
Storyteller, Paperback (May 2016)
A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker's short stories
One-Way Street, Paperback (May 2016)
Presented in a new edition with expanded notes, this genre-defying meditation on the semiotics of late-1920s Weimar culture, composed of 60 short prose pieces that vary wildly in style and theme, offers a fresh opportunity to encounter Walter Benjamin at his most virtuosic and experimental, writing in a vein that anticipates later masterpieces.
Illuminations, Paperback (November 2015)View all books by Walter Benjamin
Features 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', 'The Task of the Translator' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as essays on Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, and Proust.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Berlin Childhood Around 1900 book by Walter Benjamin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Walter Benjamin
Peter Szondi, one of the greatest critics of post - World War II Germany, was professor at Berlin and Zurich until his suicide. Howard Eiland is Lecturer in Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.