Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Walter Benjamin: or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism (Radical Thinkers 4) Paperback – 15 Jun 2009

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
£7.13 £2.99
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Verso (15 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844673502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844673506
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description


Eagleton is second ton none among cultural critics writing in the English language today. --Guardian

Excellent and engaging … Eagleton is informative, witty and wise. --Times Higher Education Supplement

About the Author

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. His other books include Ideology: An Introduction, The Function of Criticism, Criticism and Ideology and Figures of Dissent.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I've seen this book dismissed in two prominent places recently as Eagleton's desperate attempt to "reclaim" Benjamin for Marxism. This is unfair and silly for 2 reasons. 1) Benjamin obviously was engaged with Marxism in a fascinating and unorthodox way. 2) Eagleton clearly accepts and points out where Benjamin's brand of Kabbalah-influenced Messianism clashes with the materialist Messianism of Marxism (sorry for all those isms!). In fact, Eagleton's chapters on Benjamin (concerning his book on German mourning plays, his relation to Marx, Brecht, Bakhtin etc) are valuable contributions to Benjamin scholarship. Other sections are entertaining but slightly dated (especially the one about what Marxist artists/intellectuals should do while waiting for the revolution...) In short, if you're considering reading this book for what it has to say about Benjamin, but have been put off by its *apparently* dogmatic approach, you might want to give it a chance after all.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x94b2d54c) out of 5 stars 1 review
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94b2e708) out of 5 stars Demanding, but rewarding 19 Dec. 2012
By Steve - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very interesting review of Benjamin's critical thrust in philosophy, literature, and politics. Requires close attention to detail, esp. lexical depth.
Was this review helpful? Let us know