Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 3: 1935-1938
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Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 3: 1935-1938 by Walter Benjamin
Book DescriptionRadical critic of a European civilisation plunging into darkness, yet commemorator of the humane traditions of the old bourgeoisie - such was Walter Benjamin in the later 1930s. This third volume, in a four-volume set, offers 27 brilliant pieces - nineteen of which have never before been translated. "A Berlin Childhood around 1900," marks the first appearance in English of one of the greatest German works of the 20th Century. No less remarkable are the previously untranslated second version of Benjamin's most famous essay, 'The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility', with its striking insights into the relations between technology and aesthetics, and "German Men and Women," a book in which Benjamin collects twenty-six letters by distinguished Germans from 1783 to 1883 in an effort to preserve what he called the true humanity of German tradition from the debasement of fascism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674019812
(235mm x 162mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Walter Benjamin
Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis, including, from Harvard Press, The Arcades Project, On Hashish (see p. 11), and Berlin Childhood around 1900 (see p. 10). Howard Eiland is Lecturer in Literature at MIT. Michael W. Jennings is Professor of German, Princeton University.
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