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Benjamin, Walter 1892-1940

Works: 2,695 works in 7,921 publications in 27 languages and 139,649 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Software 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Creator, Illustrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Collector, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Commentator, Performer, Artist, Commentator for written text, Narrator, Adapter
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 809
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Most widely held works by Walter Benjamin
Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )
81 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,461 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 )
149 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,877 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
The arcades project by Walter Benjamin( Book )
147 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,680 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 )
95 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,099 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 )
57 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 645 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
The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire by Walter Benjamin( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 577 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 )
107 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deutsche Menschen by Walter Benjamin( Book )
86 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media by Walter Benjamin( Book )
78 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 554 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
Berlin childhood around 1900 by Walter Benjamin( Book )
119 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 549 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 )
102 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einbahnstrasse by Walter Benjamin( Book )
92 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verzameling notities en aforismen van de Duitse filosoof (1892-1940)
Briefe by Walter Benjamin( Book )
48 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between philosophy and social science selected early writings by Max Horkheimer( Book )
130 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
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 308 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 303 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
Charles Baudelaire : un poète lyrique à l'apogée du capitalisme by Walter Benjamin( Book )
31 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angelus novus : ausgewählte Schriften, 2 by Walter Benjamin( Book )
26 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Ardor 1892-1940
Banyaming 1892-1940
Benʹjamin, Valʹter, 1892-1940
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Benjamins, Valters 1892-1940
Benʼyamin, Varutā 1892-1940
Benyāmîn, Walṭer 1892-1940
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Binyamiyn Walṭer 1892-1940
Conrad, C. 1892-1940
Holz, Detlef.
Holz Detlef 1892-1940
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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
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Беньямин, Вальтер, 1892-1940
בנימין, ולטר
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ולטר, בנימין 1892-1940
벤야민, 발터 1892-1940
ヴァルター・ベンヤミン 1892-1940
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本雅明, 瓦尔特 1892-1940
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