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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

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Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )

95 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains studies on contemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century. Illuminations includes Benjamin's views on Kafka, with whom he felt the closest personal affinity, his studies on Baudelaire and Proust (both of whom he translated), his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his penetrating study on "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," an illuminating discussion of translation as a literary mode, and his thesis on the philosophy of history. Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and prefaces them with a substantial, admirably informed introduction that presents Benjamin's personality and intellectual development, as well as his work and his life in dark times. - Publisher
The origin of German tragic drama by Walter Benjamin( Book )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Benjamin is widely acknowledged as amongst the greatest literary critics of this century, and The Origin of German Tragic Drama is his most sustained and original work. Opponents of Benjamin's aesthetics - singled out this work as one of the main sources of literary modernism in the twentieth century." "The Origin of German Tragic Drama begins with a general theoretical introduction on the nature of the baroque art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, concentrating on the peculiar stage-form of royal martyr dramas called Trauerspiel. Benjamin also comments on the engravings of Durer, and the theatre of Shakespeare and Calderon. Baroque tragedy, he argues, was distinguished from classical tragedy by its shift from myth into history."--Jacket
The arcades project by Walter Benjamin( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the arcades of 19th-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism--Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, and reflections on, hundreds of published sources
Charles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalism by Walter Benjamin( Book )

104 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

89 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels by Walter Benjamin( Book )

90 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

116 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit; drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie by Walter Benjamin( Book )

113 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in German and Italian and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Benjamin's essays on the great French lyric poet Charles Baudelaire revolutionized not just the way we think about Baudelaire, but our understanding of modernity and modernism as well. In these essays, Benjamin challenges the image of Baudelaire as late-Romantic dreamer, and evokes instead the modern poet caught in a life-or-death struggle with the forces of the urban commodity capitalism that had emerged in Paris around 1850. The Baudelaire who steps forth from these pages is the flâneur who affixes images as he strolls through mercantile Paris, the ragpicker who collects urban detritus only to turn it into poetry, the modern hero willing to be marked by modern life in its contradictions and paradoxes. He is in every instance the modern artist forced to commodify his literary production: "Baudelaire knew how it stood with the poet: as a flâneur he went to the market; to look it over, as he thought, but in reality to find a buyer." Benjamin reveals Baudelaire as a social poet of the very first rank. --Publisher
Illuminationen; ausgewählte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

70 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. He 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. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin( Book )

41 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angelus novus : ausgewählte Schriften, 2 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

74 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La figura di Benjamin è di quelle che si prestano più difficilmente alla definizione e collocazione critica. Saggista e critico letterario, il significato e l'intenzione dell'opera trascendono tuttavia i limiti della critica, o della storia letteraria nella accezione corrente. La sua originalità di pensatore fu piuttosto tutt'uno con la sua attività d'interprete e di critico, e si costituisce fondamentalmente solo in essa... La presente raccolta comprende proprio quelle che si possono considerare le eccezioni dell'opera di Benjamin: come il saggio su diritto e violenza, quello sulla traduzione, o il manoscritto inedito sulla lingua." (Dall'introduzione di Renato Solmi)
Versuche über Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

57 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

57 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefwechsel, 1928-1940 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unpacking my library : architects and their books by Walter Benjamin( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Catalan and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does a library say about the mind of its owner? How do books map the intellectual interests, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? Unpacking My Library provides an intimate look at the personal libraries of twelve of the world's leading architects, alongside conversations about the significance of books to their careers and lives. Photographs of bookshelves -- displaying well-loved and rare volumes, eclectic organizational schemes, and the individual touches that make a bookshelf one's own -- provide an evocative glimpse of their owner's personal life. Each architect also presents a reading list of top ten influential titles, from architectural history to theory to fiction and nonfiction, that serves as a personal philosophy of literature and history, and advice on what every young architect, scholar, and lover of architecture should read."--Publisher description
Myth and metropolis : Walter Benjamin and the city by Graeme Gilloch( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Benjamin's lifelong fascination with the city and forms of metropolitan experience. Benjamin's critical account of the modern urban environment is traced through a number of key texts. This book highlights their relevance for our contemporary understanding of modernity
Charles Baudelaire : un poète lyrique à l'apogée du capitalisme by Walter Benjamin( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Menschen; eine Folge von Briefen by Walter Benjamin( Book )

56 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
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Ardor 1892-1940

Banyaming 1892-1940


Benʹjamin, Valʹter 1892-1940

Benjamin W. 1892-1940

Benjamin W. B. S. 1892-1940

Benjamin, W. (Walter), 1892-1940

Benjamin, Walter

Benjamin, Walter Bendix Schönflies

Benjamin Walter Bendix Schönflies 1892-1940

Benjamins, Valters 1892-1940

Benʼyamin, Varutā 1892-1940

Benyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940

Benyaming, Waerte 1892-1940

Binyāmīn, Fāltir 1892-1940

Binyamin V. 1892-1940

Binyamin, Ṿalṭer 1892-1940

Binyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940

Binyamiyn, Walṭer

Binyamiyn Walṭer 1892-1940

Conrad, C. 1892-1940

Gualterius Benjamin

Holz D. 1892-1940

Holz, Detlef.

Holz Detlef 1892-1940

Holz, Detlev

Holz Detlev 1892-1940

Mpengiamin, Balter 1892-1940

Peñcamin̲, Vālṭṭar 1892-1940

Schönflies, Benedix

Schönflies, Benedix, 1892-1940

Valters Benjamins

Wa er te Ben ya ming 1892-1940

Waerte-Benyaming 1892-1940

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin Alemaniar literatura-kritikari eta filosofoa

Walter Benjamin Duits filosoof

Walter Benjamin filósofo, crítico literario, crítico social, traductor, locutor de radio y ensayista alemán

Walter Benjamin filosofo e scrittore tedesco

Walter Benjamin German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940)

Walter Benjamin német filozófus, irodalomkritikus, esszéista, 1892-1940

Walter Benjamin niemiecki filozof, teoretyki kultury, tłumacz, krytyk literacki i eseista

Walter Benjamin philosophe, critique littéraire, critique d’art et traducteur allemand

Βάλτερ Μπένγιαμιν Γερμανός κριτικός και φιλόσοφος

Беньямин В. 1892-1940

Беньямин, Вальтер 1892-1940

Валтер Бенямин

Валтер Бенјамин

Валтер Бенјамин германски филозоф, општествен и книжевен критичар

Вальтер Беньямин немецкий философ, теоретик истории, эстетик, историк фотографии, литературный критик, писатель и переводчик

Вальтер Беньямін

בנימין, ולטר

בנימין, ולטר 1892־1940

בנימין, ולטר 1892־1940־־הרצאות, מאמרים, שיחות

ולטר בנימין

ולטר, בנימין 1892-1940

والتر بنيامين

والتر بنیامین

ਵਾਲਟਰ ਬੈਂਜਾਮਿਨ

발터 벤야민

벤야민, W. 1892-1940

벤야민, 발터 1892-1940


ヴァルター・ベンヤミン 1892-1940

ベンヤミン, W

ベンヤミン, ヴァルター

ベンヤミン, ヴァルタ- 1892-1940

本雅明, 瓦尓徳

本雅明, 瓦尓特

本雅明, 瓦尔特 1892-1940




瓦尔特‧本雅明 1892-1940

The origin of German tragic dramaThe arcades projectCharles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalismUnderstanding BrechtGesammelte SchriftenThe writer of modern life : essays on Charles BaudelaireReflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writingsBriefwechsel, 1928-1940