Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940
Most widely held works about Walter Benjamin
Most widely held works by Walter Benjamin
Illuminations by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
59 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,887 libraries worldwide
Includes one essay on art and another on the philosophy of history.
The arcades project by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
69 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,094 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. 46 illustrations.
The origin of German tragic drama by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
63 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,032 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
58 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and German and held by 749 libraries worldwide
The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
48 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
47 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Moscow diary by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
65 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Essays based on the life style and culture of Moscow, Russia and the life of Federico García Lorca, 1898-1936, a Spanish poet and dramatist.
On hashish by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
32 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 569 libraries worldwide
"Walter Benjamin's posthumously published collection of writings on hashish is a detailed blueprint for a book that was never written - a "truly exceptional book about hashish," as Benjamin describes it in a letter to his friend Gershom Scholem. A series of "protocols of drug experiments," written by himself and his co-participants in the years 1927-1934, together with short prose pieces that he published during his lifetime, On Hashish provides a portrait of Benjamin, venturesome as ever at the end of the Weimar Republic, and of his unique form of thought." "Consciously placing himself in a tradition of literary drug-connoisseurs from Baudelaire to Hermann Hesse, Benjamin looked to hashish and other drugs for an initiation into what he called "profane illumination." At issue here is a way of seeing, a new connection to the ordinary world. Under the influence of hashish, as time and space becomes inseparable, what Benjamin, in his study of Surrealism, calls "image space" comes vividly to life in this philosophical immersion in the sensuous." "This English-language edition of On Hashish features a section of supplementary materials - drawn from Benjamin's essays, letters, and sketches. A foreword by Howard Eiland discusses the leading motifs in Benjamin's reflections on intoxication."--BOOK JACKET.
Berlin childhood around 1900 by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
64 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 554 libraries worldwide
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.
The correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Index. Bibliographical references.
The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 523 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.
The correspondence of Walter Benjamin, 1910-1940 by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
"Called "the most important critic of his time" by Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin has emerged as one of the most compelling thinkers of our time as well, his work assuming a crucial place in current debates over the interactions of art, culture, and meaning. A "natural and extraordinary talent for letter writing was one of the most captivating facets of his nature," writes Gershom Scholem in his Foreword; and indeed, Benjamin's correspondence reveals the evolution of some of his most powerful ideas. Published here in English for the first time, these letters offer an intimate picture of Benjamin himself and the times in which he lived. Written in a day when letters were an important vehicle for the presentation and development of intellectual matters, Benjamin's correspondence is rich in insight into the circumstances behind his often difficult work." "These letters provide a lively view of Benjamin's life and thought from his days as a student to his melancholy experiences as an exile in Paris. As he defends his changing ideas to admiring and skeptical friends - poets, philosophers, and radicals - we witness the restless self-analysis of a creative mind far in advance of his own time. Writing at length to Scholem and Theodor Adorno, and exchanging letters with Rainer Maria Rilke, Hannah Arendt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Max Horkheimer, Max Brod, Bertolt Brecht, and Kafka's friend Felix Weltsch, Benjamin elaborates his ideas about metaphor and language. He reflects on literary figures from Kafka to Karl Kraus, the "Jewish Question" and anti-Semitism, Marxism and Zionism. And he expounds his personal attitudes toward such subjects as the role of quotations in criticism, history, and tradition; the meaning of being a "collector"; and French culture and the national character." "In sum, this magnificent collection is an exceptionally rich source of information and an essential key to understanding one of the preeminent figures of modern culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
41 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 442 libraries worldwide
With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977).
Charles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalism by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
21 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writing by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
One-way street, and other writings by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and German and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Myth and metropolis : Walter Benjamin and the city by Graeme Gilloch ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
29 editions published between 1920 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Gesammelte Briefe by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in German and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Adorno, Theodor W.,--1903-1969 Aesthetics Aesthetics, Modern Art Art and society Arts, Modern--Philosophy Authors, German Autobiography Baudelaire, Charles,--1821-1867 Benjamin, Walter,--1892-1940 Biography Brecht, Bertolt,--1898-1956 Cities and towns Conference proceedings Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diaries France--Paris Friendship German drama (Tragedy) German literature Germany History History History--Philosophy Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intellectual life Jews--Intellectual life Kafka, Franz,--1883-1924 Kracauer, Siegfried,--1889-1966 Literature Manners and customs Mass media Mass media--Philosophy Melancholy Modernism (Aesthetics) Passagen-Werk (Benjamin, Walter) Philosophers Philosophy Photography of art Photography--Philosophy Political and social views Records and correspondence Romanticism Russia (Federation)--Moscow Scholem, Gershom Gerhard,--1897-1982 Social history Tragedy Translations Travel
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