One-Way Street and Other Writings

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932279

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Walter Benjamin - philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist - was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth century. This new selection brings together Benjamin's major works, including 'One-Way Street', his dreamlike, aphoristic observations of urban life in Weimar Germany; 'Unpacking My Library', a delightful meditation on book-collecting; the confessional 'Hashish in Marseille'; and 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', his seminal essay on how technology changes the way we appreciate art. Also including writings on subjects ranging from Proust to Kafka, violence to surrealism, this is the essential volume on one of the most prescient critical voices of the modern age. Contains: 'Unpacking My Library'; 'One-Way Street'; 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction'; 'Brief History of Photography'; 'Hashish in Marseille'; 'On the Critique of Violence'; 'The Job of the Translator'; 'Surrealism'; 'Franz Kafka' and 'Picturing Proust'.

One-way Street, and Other Writings

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859841976

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

View: 5953


Walter Benjamin - philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist - was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth century. This new selection brings together Benjamin's major works, including "One-Way Street", his dreamlike, aphoristic observations of urban life in Weimar Germany; "Unpacking My Library", a delightful meditation on book-collecting; the confessional "Hashish in Marseille"; and, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", his seminal essay on how technology changes the way we appreciate art. Also including writings on subjects ranging from Proust to Kafka, violence to surrealism, this is the essential volume on one of the most prescient critical voices of the modern age. It contains: "Unpacking My Library"; "One-Way Street"; "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; "Brief History of Photography"; "Hashish in Marseille"; "On the Critique of Violence"; "The Job of the Translator"; "Surrealism"; "Franz Kafka"; and, "Picturing Proust."

One-Way Street

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1839761652

Category:

Page: 480

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""One-Way Street" is a cornerstone of the Benjamin legacy, exhibiting the richness and multidimensional nature of his thought. Included here are his famous essays on the history of Surrealism and photography; the personal and confessional writing on cities in "Hashish in Marseille" and "Naples"; and his powerful and fragmented recollections of fin de siècle Berlin; alongside his foundational essays on language, violence, psychology, aesthetics, and politics"--

Walter Benjamin

Author: Esther Leslie

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745315683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 5573


Powerful new insights into a key twentieth-century political thinker

Journal of Narrative Theory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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"Cultural studies, critical theory, poststructuralism, feminist theory, new historicism".

The Complete Correspondence, 1928-1940

Author: Theodor W. Adorno,Walter Benjamin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 4517


The correspondence between Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, which appears here for the first time in its entirety in English translation, must rank among the most significant to have come down to us from that notable age of barbarism, the twentieth century. Benjamin and Adorno formed a uniquely powerful pair. Benjamin, riddle-like in his personality and given to tactical evasion, and Adorno, full of his own importance, alternately support and compete with each other throughout the correspondence, until its imminent tragic end becomes apparent to both writers. Each had met his match, and happily, in the other. This book is the story of an elective affinity. Adorno was the only person who managed to sustain an intimate intellectual relationship with Benjamin for nearly twenty years. No one else, not even Gershom Scholem, coaxed so much out of Benjamin. The more than one hundred letters in this book will allow readers to trace the developing character of Benjamin's and Adorno's attitudes toward each other and toward their many friends. When this book appeared in German, it caused a sensation because it includes passages previously excised from other German editions of the letters--passages in which the two friends celebrate their own intimacy with frank remarks about other people. Ideas presented elliptically in the theoretical writings are set forth here with much greater clarity. Not least, the letters provide material crucial for understanding the genesis of Benjamin's Arcades Project.

Experience and Conflict

Author: Panu Lehtovuori

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 320

View: 8368


Tiivistelmä: Kokemus ja konflikti : julkisen kaupunkitilan tuottamisen dialektiikka Helsingin uusien tapahtumapaikkojen valossa 1993-2003.

Evil Spirits

Author: Gary Banham,Charlie Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Incorporating a diversity of approaches from a variety of disciplines, this book provides a major reassessment of the question of nihilism in modernity and interrogates this through the growing interest in angels and demons in contemporary philosophy. The collection examines the uncanny return of angelic and demonic principles in current cultural production and thinking and aims to show that the repression of thought about spiritual entities at the onset of modernity is linked to the appearance of a new form of evil that manifests itself through nihilism.

Parallax

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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