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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

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Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )

100 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,556 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 )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,151 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 )

93 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels by Walter Benjamin( Book )

97 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

114 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin childhood around 1900 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

97 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 638 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Review: Berlin Childhood around 1900 remained unpublished during Walter Benjamin's lifetime.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
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

105 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 593 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 )

97 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 525 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
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 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminationen; ausgewählte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

72 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 502 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
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin( Book )

46 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

60 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Catalan and held by 320 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
Deutsche Menschen; eine Folge von Briefen by Walter Benjamin( Book )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
Correspondance Adorno-Benjamin, 1928-1940 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin's -abilities by Samuel Weber( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""There is no world of thought that is not a world of language," Walter Benjamin remarked, "and one only sees in the world what is preconditioned by language." In this book, Samuel Weber reveals a new and productive aspect of Benjamin's thought by focusing on a little-discussed stylistic trait in his formulation of concepts." "Weber's focus is the critical suffix "--Ability" that Benjamin so tellingly deploys in his work. The "-ability" of concepts and literary forms traverses the whole of Benjamin's oeuvre, from "impartibility" and "criticizability" through the well-known formulations of "citability," "translatability," and, most famously, the "reproducibility" of "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility.""--Jacket
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Walter Benjamin, an aesthetic of redemption by Richard Wolin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An introduction to the writings of Walter Benjamin
 
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Holz D. 1892-1940

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Holz Detlev 1892-1940

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Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin Alemaniar literatura-kritikari eta filosofoa

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Walter Benjamin filósofo, crítico literario, crítico social, traductor, locutor de radio y ensayista alemán

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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

Валтер Бенјамин германски филозоф, општествен и книжевен критичар

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

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בנימין, ולטר

בנימין, ולטר‪ 1892-1940

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ולטר, בנימין 1892-1940

والتر بنيامين

والتر بنیامین

ਵਾਲਟਰ ਬੈਂਜਾਮਿਨ

발터 벤야민

벤야민, W. 1892-1940

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- 1892-1940

本雅明, 瓦尓徳

本雅明, 瓦尓特

本雅明, 瓦尔特 1892-1940

沃尓特・本雅明

瓦尓徳・本雅明

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瓦尔特‧本雅明 1892-1940

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The arcades projectUnderstanding BrechtBerlin childhood around 1900Gesammelte SchriftenThe writer of modern life : essays on Charles BaudelaireThe work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on mediaCharles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalismReflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings