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Walter Benjamin

Author: Esther Leslie
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2007.
Series: Critical lives (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critic, essayist, translator, philosopher: Walter Benjamin maintains his position today as one of the twentieth century's most influential intellectuals. His work stimulates a profusion of responses in the form of novels, operas, films and artworks, as well as a never-abating production of academic texts. In this new biography, Esther Leslie uses the recently published entirety of Benjamin's correspondence as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Leslie
ISBN: 9781861893437 1861893434
OCLC Number: 132314813
Language Note: English.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Benjamin's remnants --
Youth culture, 1892-1916 --
Making a mark, 1917-24 --
Books after books, 1925-9 --
Man of letters, 1930-32 --
Noms de Plume, 1933-7 --
Writer's block, 1938-40 --
Afterwords.
Series Title: Critical lives (London, England)
Responsibility: Esther Leslie.

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Walter Benjamin, critic, essayist, translator, philosopher one of the twentieth century's most influential intellectuals continues to intrigue. This book acknowledges Benjamin's thesis that personal  Read more...

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