A selection of the literary and philosophical essays written by Walter Benjamin accompanied by an introduction by Hannah Arendt.
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ontemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century. Illuminations includes Benjamin's views on Kafka, with whom he felt the closest personal affinity, his studies on Baudelaire and Proust (both of whom he translated), his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his penetrating study on "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," an illuminating discussion of translation as a literary mode, and his thesis on the philosophy of history. Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and prefaces them with a substantial, admirably informed introduction that presents Benjamin's personality and intellectual development, as well as his work and his life in dark times.Reflections the companion volume to this book, is also available in Schocken paperback.About the Author:
Walter Benjamin is recognized as one of the most acute analysts of literary and sociological phenomena of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He died in 1940.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1970. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First English. White d/jkt, unclipped; creased; spine slightly faded; a trifle browned at edges, jacket has nicks and small tears. Red boards, bright; gilt titling bright; binding tight. Owner's name on front endpaper. Occasional ink marks in margin. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 280 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 31108
Book Description Book Condition: Good. 1970, wear, browning, grub marks and little rip to jacket, price clipped, spotting to pages fore-edges, pencil marks in margins of some pages, pages in good condition, shipped from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 572/TE/535H