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A great introduction,
This review is from: One-Way Street and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This book makes for a great introduction to the work of one of the most significant and influential cultural critics of the 20th century. Among the ten essays included here are the ever-relevant "On The Critique of Violence", the sharp urban observations of the eponymous "One-way Street", and the seminal "Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."
It's a good place to start for students trying to get to grips with Benjamin, but also makes an ideal (if somewhat heavier) companion piece to George Orwell's Essays (Penguin Modern Classics)