Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings
Author(s): Walter Benjamin
Original Publish Date: Feb 19, 2019
Product Number: EB00755732
Released: Mar 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547711164
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"This book is just that: reflections of a highly polished mind that uncannily approximate the century's fragments of shattered traditions." — Time A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. Benjamin moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century.

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