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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

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Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )

92 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,471 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 )

198 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,257 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
Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

138 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arcades project by Walter Benjamin( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,166 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
Berlin childhood around 1900 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

188 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: Berlin Childhood around 1900 remained unpublished during Walter Benjamin's lifetime. Now translated into English for the first time in book form, on the basis of the recently discovered final version that contains the author's own arrangement of a suite of luminous vignettes, it can be more widely appreciated as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century prose writing. This book is also one of Benjamin's great city texts, bringing to life the cocoon of his childhood--the parks, streets, schoolrooms, and interiors of an emerging metropolis. It reads the city as palimpsest and labyrinth, revealing unexpected lyricism in the heart of the familiar
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin( Book )

75 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-way street by Walter Benjamin( Book )

94 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One-Way Street is a thoroughfare unlike anything else in literature--by turns exhilarating and bewildering, requiring mental agility and a special kind of urban literacy. Presented here in a new edition with expanded notes, this genre-defying meditation on the semiotics of late-1920s Weimar culture offers a fresh opportunity to encounter Walter Benjamin at his most virtuosic and experimental, writing in a vein that anticipates later masterpieces such as 'On the Concept of History' and The Arcades Project. Composed of sixty short prose pieces that vary wildly in style and theme, One-Way Street evokes a dense cityscape of shops, cafes, and apartments, alive with the hubbub of social interactions and papered over with public inscriptions of all kinds: advertisements, signs, posters, slogans. Benjamin avoids all semblance of linear narrative, presenting readers with a seemingly random sequence of aphorisms, reminiscences, jokes, off-the-cuff observations, dreamlike fantasias, serious philosophical inquiries, apparently unserious philosophical parodies, and trenchant political commentaries. Providing remarkable insight into the occluded meanings of everyday things, Benjamin time and again proves himself the unrivalled interpreter of what he called 'the soul of the commodity.' Despite the diversity of its individual sections, Benjamin's text is far from formless. Drawing on the avant-garde aesthetics of Dada, Constructivism, and Surrealism, its unusual construction implies a practice of reading that cannot be reduced to simple formulas. Still refractory, still radical, One-Way Street is a work in perpetual progress."--Provided by publisher
The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 611 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
Deutsche Menschen by Walter Benjamin( Book )

70 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
Charles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalism by Walter Benjamin( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

63 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writing by Walter Benjamin( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminationen; ausgewählte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

60 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Catalan and held by 332 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
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and metropolis : Walter Benjamin and the city by Graeme Gilloch( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 318 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
Angelus novus : ausgewählte Schriften, 2 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La figura de Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) no ha hecho sino crecer con el transcurso del tiempo. A ello no resultado ajeno, sin la menor duda, su percepción lúcida de las consecuencias destructivas de la modernización capitalista y la encrucijada epocal que bajo la égida del progreso, como analizó Benjamín, es capaz de destruir la civilización. Su crítica del progreso destructivo (que había reforzado e impulsado el desarrollo económico bajo condiciones de producción y de organización social capitalista), se situaba, salvando las distancias, con el pensamiento crítico de autores como Ferdinand Tonnies, Georges Sorel, Hnery George, entre otros críticos contemporáneos de la modernidad". -- PAGE IX
Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit : drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie by Walter Benjamin( Book )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in German and Italian and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete correspondence, 1928-1940 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

46 editions published between 1456 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surviving correspondence between Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno. / -This is the first time all of the surviving correspondence between Adorno and Benjamin has appeared in English. / -Provides a key to the personalities and projects of these two major intellectual figures. / -Offers a compelling insight into the cultural politics of the period, at a time of social and political upheaval. / -An invaluable resource for all students of the work of Adorno and especially of Benjamin, extensively annotated and cross-referenced
Städtebilder by Walter Benjamin( Book )

47 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The arcades project
The origin of German tragic dramaUnderstanding BrechtThe arcades projectBerlin childhood around 1900The writer of modern life : essays on Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalismGesammelte SchriftenReflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writing
Alternative Names

Ardor 1892-1940

Banyaming 1892-1940


Benjamin, Valter

Benʹjamin, Valʹter 1892-1940

Benjamin W.

Benjamin W. 1892-1940

Benjamin W. B. S. 1892-1940

Benjamin, W. (Walter), 1892-1940

Benjamin, Walter

Benjamin Walter Bendix Schönflies 1892-1940

Benjaminas Walteris

Benjaminin, 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 1892-1940

Conrad C.

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, Bendix 1892-1940

Schönflies, Benedix, 1892-1940

Valter Benyamin

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 germana verkisto, kritikisto kaj filozofo

Walter Benjamin německý literární kritik a filozof

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

Walter Benjamin tysk filosof

Walter Benjamin tysk filosof, litteraturhistoriker & litteraturkritiker

Βάλτερ Μπένγιαμιν Γερμανός κριτικός και φιλόσοφος

Беньямин В. 1892-1940

Беньямин Вальтер

Беньямин, Вальтер 1892-1940

Валтер Бенямин

Валтер Бенјамин германски филозоф, општествен и книжевен критичар

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

Вальтер Беньямін

Բենիամին Վալտեր գերմանացի փիլիսոփա, պատմության տեսաբան, էսթետ, լուսանկարչության պատմաբան, գրաքննադատ, գրող և թարգմանիչ (1892-1940)

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

വാൾട്ടർ ബെഞ്ചമിൻ

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