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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

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Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )

96 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,542 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 )

93 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,379 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 )

145 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arcades project by Walter Benjamin( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,142 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 )

89 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels by Walter Benjamin( Book )

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

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

115 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

113 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in German and Italian and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 592 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
Illuminationen; ausgewählte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

73 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 498 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
Das Passagen-Werk by Walter Benjamin( Book )

89 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media by Walter Benjamin( Book )

86 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 468 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 )

74 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 463 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)
Versuche über Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

59 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berliner Kindheit um 1900 by Walter Benjamin( Book )

49 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit scheinbar kindlich-naivem Blick schaut der große Philosoph und Kulturkritiker Walter Benjamin zurück. Seine Erinnerungen an die Kindheit in jüdisch-bürgerlichen Verhältnissen im Berlin der Jahrhundertwende sind zugleich poetische Betrachtungen, verdichtet durch die Erfahrungen des Erwachsenen. Es sind Momente, Gegenstände und Begegnungen, die in kunstvollen sprachlichen Bildern zusammengesetzt sind: eine Schmetterlingsjagd im Berliner Umland, Reflexionen über die Siegessäule, die Betrachtung eines Telefons. Dieses einzigartige Zeitdokument in Form eines autobiografischen Rückblicks wird gelesen von Felix von Manteuffel
Deutsche Menschen; eine Folge von Briefen by Walter Benjamin( Book )

57 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
Berliner Kindheit um Neunzehnhundert by Walter Benjamin( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge] by Walter Benjamin( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ardor 1892-1940

Banyaming 1892-1940


Benʹjamin, Valʹter 1892-1940

Benjamin W. 1892-1940

Benjamin W. B. S. 1892-1940

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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

Binyāmīn, Fāltir 1892-1940

Binyamin V. 1892-1940

Binyamin, Ṿalṭer 1892-1940

Binyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940

Binyamiyn, Walṭer

Binyamiyn Walṭer 1892-1940

Conrad, C. 1892-1940

Gualterius Benjamin

Holz D. 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

Valter Benyamin

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, 1892-1940

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

Walter Benjamin philosophe, critique littéraire, critique d’art et traducteur allemand

Βάλτερ Μπένγιαμιν Γερμανός κριτικός και φιλόσοφος

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

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, W. 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- 1892-1940

本雅明, 瓦尓徳

本雅明, 瓦尓特

本雅明, 瓦尔特 1892-1940




瓦尔特‧本雅明 1892-1940

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The origin of German tragic dramaCharles Baudelaire: a lyric poet in the era of high capitalismThe arcades projectUnderstanding BrechtGesammelte SchriftenThe writer of modern life : essays on Charles BaudelaireReflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writingsThe work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media