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on 19 November 2017
Wonderful. What can be said, it's Walter Benjamin! It begins with Proust like remembrances of Benjamin's Berlin youth and progresses to his theoretical - though that term hardly suits Benjamin’s eclectic style - essays on violence, Karl Kraus, Brecht and so on. Great compliment to Illuminations, which contains the seminal texts of Benjamin; his Theses on History and his work on Baudelaire. For some equally illuminating secondary literature, see Susan Buch-Morrs work, especially her book on Benjamin's Arcades Project.
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on 29 March 1999
"Walter Benjamin is now recognized as one of the most accute analysts of literary and sociological phenomena of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A companion volume to Illuminations, the earlier collection of Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a new sampling of his wide-ranging work. In addition to literary criticism, it contains autobiograohical narration and travel pieces, aphorisms, and philosophical-theological speculations. Most of Benjamin's writings on Brecht and his celebrated essay on Karl Kraus are included."
Enjoy charming anecdotes like "Hashish in Marseilles" and the sardonic incites of "One-Way Street" (Germans, Drink German Beer!) as you peruse the timeless thoughts of a persecuted man.
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on 6 February 2014
a bit used as seller described, but not much. I really needed this for an exam and it arrived quickly and it was cheap :)
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