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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

Works: 2,860 works in 7,990 publications in 17 languages and 155,118 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Case studies  Sources  Military history  Essays  Terminology  Software 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Honoree, Illustrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., zxx, Other, Collector, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Collaborator, Commentator, Narrator, Performer, Adapter
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 809
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Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

597 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )

65 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,444 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 )

119 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,903 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
Charles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalism by Walter Benjamin( Book )

133 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arcades project by Walter Benjamin( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,094 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. 46 illustrations
Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

72 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essais où sont abordées la théorie du théâtre épique, la conception du "Roman de quat'sous", l'interprétation des poèmes. Accompagnés de fragments d'entretiens entre les deux auteurs qui eurent lieu à Svendborg en 1934 et 1938
Briefe by Walter Benjamin( Book )

86 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

149 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die neue Reihe Suhrkamp Studienbibliothek ist ideal als erste Orientierung für Theorieeinsteiger und schafft eine fundierte Grundlage für Lektürekurse an Schulen und Universitäten. In informativer und leicht lesbarer Form erschließen die von renommierten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern stammenden Kommentare den historischen und theoretischen Hintergrund der Werke. Alle nötigen Informationen sind in kompakter und übersichtlicher Weise gebündelt
The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 580 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 )

66 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
Illuminationen; ausgewählte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

92 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin( Book )

44 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and German and held by 493 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
Berliner Kindheit um Neunzehnhundert by Walter Benjamin( Book )

81 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"O braungebackne Siegessäule mit Winterzucker aus den Kindertagen ..." In funkelnden Mosaiken entwirft Walter Benjamin ein Bild seiner Kindheit, einer Zeit, als die Pracht in Berlin noch nichts von den Schrecken ahnen lässt, die den bedeutenden jüdischen Schriftsteller und Philosophen 1933 nach Paris fliehen lassen. Mit einem Nachwort von Karl-Heinz Ott. "Sich in einer Stadt nicht zurechtfinden heißt nicht viel. In einer Stadt sich aber zu verirren, wie man in einem Walde sich verirrt, braucht Schulung." Wenn Benjamin die Kindheit beschwört, spricht er nicht nur über eine vergangene Zeit, sondern über ein Ideal, das ihm für sein eigenes Denken und Schreiben und für die Gegenwartsliteratur ganz allgemein vorschwebt. Anstatt dem Gewesenen hinterherzuweinen und die Vergangenheit schönzumalen, sucht er die Abenteuer nicht mehr draußen in Hain und Flur, sondern in jenen labyrinthischen Landschaften, die in der Metropole Berlin das Geflecht der Straßen, Gassen, Winkel und Plätze bilden
Einbahnstrasse by Walter Benjamin( Book )

59 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the love of a woman, One way is the top of the literary work of Walter Benjamin and probably one of the greatest books of the period between the two wars. Composed of aphorisms, fragments, vignettes where everything interpenetrates, to respond in a subtle play of correspondences and analogies, it offers an emotional shock, philosophical and poetic experience radical of a man walking his eyes blazing with desire on the objects, history and thought, illuminating a variety of topics, including the couple, the world of childhood death and bereavement."--Back cover. Translation by Google Translate
Angelus novus : ausgewählte Schriften, 2 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

50 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 373 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)
Myth and metropolis : Walter Benjamin and the city by Graeme Gilloch( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 314 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
Unpacking my library : architects and their books by Walter Benjamin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Catalan and held by 312 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
Growing metropolis : aspects of development in Nashville( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Städtebilder by Walter Benjamin( Book )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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Беньямин В. 1892-1940

Беньямин, Вальтер, 1892-1940

Валтер Бенямин

Валтер Бенјамин

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벤야민, W. 1892-1940

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ヴァルター・ベンヤミン 1892-1940

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IlluminationsThe origin of German tragic dramaCharles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalismThe arcades projectUnderstanding BrechtThe writer of modern life : essays on Charles BaudelaireIlluminationen; ausgewählte SchriftenReflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings