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Jennings, Michael William

Works: 49 works in 252 publications in 5 languages and 5,993 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  History  Literature  Periodicals  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, win, Interviewee
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 838.91209
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Publications about Michael William Jennings
Publications by Michael William Jennings
Most widely held works by Michael William Jennings
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media by Walter Benjamin( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
A series of influential essays on the visual arts that were made possible by machines, and the implications for the future of culture
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 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
Walter Benjamin : a critical life by Howard Eiland( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Walter Benjamin is one of the twentieth century's most important intellectuals, and also one of its most elusive. His writings--mosaics incorporating philosophy, literary criticism, Marxist analysis, and a syncretistic theology--defy simple categorization. And his mobile, often improvised existence has proven irresistible to mythologizers. His writing career moved from the brilliant esotericism of his early writings through his emergence as a central voice in Weimar culture and on to the exile years, with its pioneering studies of modern media and the rise of urban commodity capitalism in Paris. That career was played out amid some of the most catastrophic decades of modern European history: the horror of the First World War, the turbulence of the Weimar Republic, and the lengthening shadow of fascism. Now, a major new biography from two of the world's foremost Benjamin scholars reaches beyond the mosaic and the mythical to present this intriguing figure in full. Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings make available for the first time a rich store of information which augments and corrects the record of an extraordinary life. They offer a comprehensive portrait of Benjamin and his times as well as extensive commentaries on his major works, including "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility," the essays on Baudelaire, and the great study of the German Trauerspiel. Sure to become the standard reference biography of this seminal thinker, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life will prove a source of inexhaustible interest for Benjamin scholars and novices alike
Dialectical images : Walter Benjamin's theory of literary criticism by Michael William Jennings( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and Hungarian and held by 409 libraries worldwide
G : an avant-garde journal of art, architecture, design, and film, 1923-1926 by Detlef Mertins( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
While preserving the original graphic design of G, this book makes the journal available for the first time in English and includes an introduction and several incisive essays that explore G's contributions to art, architecture, design, and film. Both an invaluable resource to art historians and a delight to all those interested in graphic design, the rebirth of G will fascinate and enthrall a new generation. -- Publisher
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
This volume offers extensively annotated translations of essays that are key to Benjamin's rewriting of the story of modernism and modernity, as well as a diary from 1938 and penetrating studies of Bertolt Brecht, Franz Kafka and Eduard Fuchs
Walter Benjamin : selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Volume 2, part 2 contains, in addition to the important longer essays ("Franz Kafka," "Karl Kraus," and "The Author as Producer") the extended autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle"; extended discussions of the history of photography and the social situation of the French writer; and previously untranslated shorter pieces on such subjects as language and memory, theological criticism and literary history, astrology, and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Stefan George, Hitler, and Mickey Mouse
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
"Radical critic of a European civilization plunging into darkness, yet commemorator of the humane traditions of the old bourgeoisie -such was Walter Benjamin in the later 1930s. This third volume in a four-volume set offers twenty-seven brilliant pieces, nineteen of which have never before been translated."
Walter Benjamin : una biografia critica by Howard Eiland( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Italian and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
G : material for elemental form-creation ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Weimar moment : liberalism, political theology, and law by Leonard V Kaplan( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The lessons that we learn from the brilliance of the scholarship from Weimar Germany and its continued relevance to the contemporary scene define the spirit of the essays in this volume. Academic analysis is the beginning of institutional response to avoid reoccurrence of past political nihilism and catastrophe. This volume presents a predicate for such effective defense
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Alternative Names
Jennings, Michael W.
Jennings, Michael W., 1950-
Jennings, Michael William
English (136)
Italian (4)
German (1)
Hungarian (1)
Dutch (1)
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