It is no exaggeration to say that Benjamin's writing changes lives, lights up unknown landscapes of art and politics, even at this historical remove. -- Irish Times 8 March 2003
To have the substance of Benjamin in a mere four volumes, all moderately priced, is a publishing and editorial triumph. -- Times Higher 11 July 2003
About the Author
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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