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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

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Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )

272 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,634 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 )

165 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,030 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 )

156 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,736 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
Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

139 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,292 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
Charles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalism by Walter Benjamin( Book )

115 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de tijd waarin de Franse literator (1821-1867) leefde en van de invloeden die daarvan in zijn werk zijn terug te vinden
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin( Book )

75 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

188 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
Berlin childhood around 1900 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

143 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 655 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
Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit; drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie by Walter Benjamin( Book )

114 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie essays, waarin de Duitse filosoof (1892-1940) op telkens andere wijze de aanzet geeft voor een historisch-materialistische kunsttheorie
Einbahnstrasse by Walter Benjamin( Book )

123 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling notities en aforismen van de Duitse filosoof (1892-1940)
The correspondence of Walter Benjamin, 1910-1940 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

63 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Deutsche Menschen by Walter Benjamin( Book )

92 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
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 583 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
The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media by Walter Benjamin( Book )

84 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin's famous "Work of Art" essay sets out his boldest thoughts - on media and on culture in general - in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads it. In this essay the visual arts of the machine age morph into literature and theory and then back again to images, gestures, and thought.This essay, however, is only the beginning of a vast collection of writings that the editors have assembled to demonstrate what was revolutionary about Benjamin's explorations on media. Long before Marshall McLuhan, Benjamin saw that the way a bullet rips into its victim is exactly the way a movie or pop song lodges in the soul.This book contains the second, and most daring, of the four versions of the "Work of Art" essay - the one that addresses the utopian developments of the modern media. The collection tracks Benjamin's observations on the media as they are revealed in essays on the production and reception of art; on film, radio, and photography; and on the modern transformations of literature and painting. The volume contains some of Benjamin's best-known work alongside fascinating, little-known essays - some appearing for the first time in English. In the context of his passionate engagement with questions of aesthetics, the scope of Benjamin's media theory can be fully appreciated
Angelus novus : ausgewählte Schriften, 2 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

68 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 393 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)
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 307 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 305 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
Briefwechsel, 1928-1940 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing metropolis : aspects of development in Nashville( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Walter Benjamin by Ingrid Scheurmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ardor 1892-1940

Banyaming 1892-1940

Benjamin.

Benjamin, Valter

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Benjamin, Walter Bendix Schönflies

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Benjamins, Valters 1892-1940

Benʼyamin, Varutā 1892-1940

Benyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940

Benyaming, Waerte 1892-1940

Binyamin, Ṿalṭer 1892-1940

Binyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940

Binyamiyn, Walṭer

Binyamiyn Walṭer 1892-1940

Conrad, C. 1892-1940

Gualterius Benjamin

Holz, Detlef.

Holz Detlef 1892-1940

Holz, Detlev

Holz Detlev 1892-1940

Mpengiamin, Balter

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

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

Walter Benjamin philosophe allemand

Βάλτερ Μπένγιαμιν Γερμανός κριτικός και φιλόσοφος

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, 발터 1892-1940

ヴァルター・ベンヤミン

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, ヴァルター 1892-1940

本雅明, 瓦尔特 1892-1940

瓦尔特·本雅明

瓦尔特‧本雅明 1892-1940

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The origin of German tragic dramaThe arcades projectUnderstanding BrechtCharles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalismGesammelte SchriftenBerlin childhood around 1900The correspondence of Walter Benjamin, 1910-1940The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire