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on 23 December 2006
The German philosopher Benjamin reminisces about his formative years in his native Berlin in his own inimitable style. With a particular emphasis on the minutiae of everyday life in an upper-middle class Jewish family in the west-end, this manuscript, published posthumously, is less an autobiography than a hugely entertaining and moving series of childhood memories, of the intricate details of the familiar and the distorted perspective of the young. It's the small things that motivate the narrative, and it produces an intriguing evocation of a beautiful city.

If you want a typical "oppressed Jew"ish biography, then you don't know Walter Benjamin! This is a marvel of poetic prose.
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on 29 July 2013
Crucial and sumptuous, though deliberately episodic work from one of the great European writers of his generation. Will be of great interest to readers of literature as well as theory or philosophy.
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on 9 November 2015
such a beautifully written book. metaaa
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on 11 August 2013
The book was not available. It took some time before I got that message. Would have liked a better service.
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