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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

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Works: 2,828 works in 7,709 publications in 7 languages and 135,633 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Honoree, Creator, Illustrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Collector, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Commentator, Narrator, Commentator for written text, Performer, Artist, Adapter
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 809
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Illuminations by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
80 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages 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 arcades project by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,088 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
The origin of German tragic drama by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
36 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,009 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."--BOOK JACKET
Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
69 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalism by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
42 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 573 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
Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit; drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
98 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deutsche Menschen by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
70 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and German and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illuminationen; ausgewählte Schriften by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
66 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
139 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
36 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Versuche über Brecht by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
45 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berliner Kindheit um neunzehnhundert : Giessener Fassung by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
70 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In großartigen Prosaminiaturen erzählt Walter Benjamin von seiner Kindheit im Berlin der Jahrhundertwende. Die Ausgabe enthält die umfangreichste Fassung letzter Hand in der von Benjamin selbst festgelegten Anordnung
Einbahnstrasse by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
47 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aforistisk overgangsværk fra den unge matafysiker Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) til den ældre materialist
Myth and metropolis : Walter Benjamin and the city by Graeme Gilloch ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 304 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 )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Catalan and held by 304 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
Charles Baudelaire : un poète lyrique à l'apogée du capitalisme by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in French and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ardor 1892-1940
Banyaming 1892-1940
Benjamin.
Benʹjamin, Valʹter, 1892-1940
Benjamin, W. 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
Binyamin, Ṿalṭer 1892-1940
Binyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940
Binyamiyn, Walṭer
Binyamiyn Walṭer 1892-1940
Conrad, C. 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
Wa er te Ben ya ming 1892-1940
Waerte-Benyaming 1892-1940
Walter Benjamin
Беньямин, Вальтер, 1892-1940
בנימין, ולטר
בנימין, ולטר 1892־1940
בנימין, ולטר 1892־1940־־הרצאות, מאמרים, שיחות
ולטר, בנימין 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, ヴァルター 1892-1940
本雅明, 瓦尔特 1892-1940
瓦尔特‧本雅明 1892-1940
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German (665)
English (337)
French (29)
Italian (7)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
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