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Smith, Gary 1954-

Works: 40 works in 221 publications in 3 languages and 4,076 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Collector, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 838.91209
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Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
On Walter Benjamin : critical essays and recollections by Gary Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and German and held by 590 libraries worldwide
Moscow diary by Walter Benjamin( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The life of the German-Jewish literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is a veritable allegory of the life of letters in the twentieth century. Benjamin's intellectual odyssey culminated in his death by suicide on the Franco-Spanish border, pursued by the Nazis, but long before he had traveled to the Soviet Union. His stunning account of that journey is unique among Benjamin's writings for the frank, merciless way he struggles with his motives and conscience. Perhaps the primary reason for his trip was his affection for Asja Lacis, a Latvian Bolshevik whom he had first met in Capri in 1924 and who would remain an important intellectual and erotic influence on him throughout the twenties and thirties. Asja Lacis resided in Moscow, eking out a living as a journalist, and Benjamin's diary is, on one level, the account of his masochistic love affair with this elusive--and rather unsympathetic--object of desire. On another level, it is the story of a failed romance with the Russian Revolution; for Benjamin had journeyed to Russia not only to inform himself firsthand about Soviet society, but also to arrive at an eventual decision about joining the Communist Party. Benjamin's diary paints the dilemma of a writer seduced by the promises of the Revolution yet unwilling to blinker himself to its human and institutional failings
Benjamin : philosophy, aesthetics, history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
"Walter Benjamin (1896-1940) has been called by Hannah Arendt the "greatest critic of the century." While an increasing number of Anglo-American literary critics draw upon Benjamin's writings in their own works, their colleagues in the philosophical community remain relatively unacquainted with his legacy. In the European intellectual world, by contrast, Benjamin's critical epistemological program, his philosophies of history and language, and his aesthetics have long since become part of philosophical discourse. The present collection of articles, many of which were contained in earlier versions in the Winter 1983 special issue of the journal The Philosophical Forum, initiates the project of establishing Benjamin's importance to philosophy. A balance of original work by Benjamin and important commentary on his works, this volume includes the crucial chapter from Benjamin's magnum opus The Arcades Project, his "Program of the Coming Philosophy," and "Central Park," as well as essays by leading scholars (including Theodor W. Adorno, Leo Lowenthal, and Rolf Tiedemann) that treat single philosophical themes and relate his ideas to those of other thinkers such as Gadamer, Goodmann, and Rosenzweig. Gary Smith's introduction to the volume provides an extremely useful and sophisticated entre;e for readers unaccustomed to the breadth of Benjamin's philosophical allusions, as well as an informative summation of the contents of the volume. This book will be of interest to philosophers, literary theorists, art historians, anthropologists, and other social scientists."--Back cover
Benjaminiana : eine biographische Recherche by Hans Georg Puttnies( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in German and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Erbschaft unserer Zeit : Vorträge über den Wissensstand der Epoche ( serial )
in German and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Gershom Scholem : zwischen den Disziplinen by Gershom Scholem( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Amnestie, oder, Die Politik der Erinnerung in der Demokratie ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Magie, Mystik, Messianismus : vergleichende Studien zur Religionsgeschichte des Judentums und des Christentums by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Labora diligenter : Potsdamer Arbeitstagung zur Leibnizforschung vom 4. bis 6. Juli 1996 by Potsdamer Arbeitstagung zur Leibnizforschung( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Die ungewisse Evidenz : für eine Kulturgeschichte des Beweises by Matthias Kro€( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Die Beiträge dieses Bandes befassen sich mit den folgenden Themen: Arnold Davidson: Das Geschlecht und das Auftauchen der Sexualität, Lorraine Daston: Wunder und Beweis im frühneuzeitlichen Europa, Matthias Kroß: Klarheit/Wahrheit, Avishai Margalit: Die Ethik von Hintergrundüberzeugungen, Francoise Meltzer: der Diskurs der Jungfräulichkeit oder Von der Geschlechtlichkeit des Heiligen
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Wissensbilder : Strategien der Überlieferung ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Wie entstehen Wissen und Glauben, nach welchen Regeln verbreiten und wandeln sie sich? Durch welche Gedächtnisformen werden sie tradiert? Gegenwärtig verliert die Schriftform ihre seit der Erfindung des Buchdruckes erworbene Autorität. Neue Überlieferungsstrategien, die visuell dominiert sind, gewinnen an Bedeutung. Angesichts dieses Einschnitts ist es an der Zeit, die herkömmlichen Weisen der Wissenserzeugung und der Wahrheitsfindung im Zusammenspiel mit den Formen ihrer vielfältigen Vermittlung zu reflektieren. Die hier versammelten Beiträge erforschen die Motive und Figuren der Wissenserzeugung und -vermittlung daher auch im Medium der Kunst, der Oralität und hybrider Textformen. Sie verstehen sich als Vorarbeiten zu einer Archäologie der Textualität im allgemeinen und der kollektiven Imagination
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in German and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Benjamin--philosophy, history, aesthetics by Gary Smith( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Dagboek uit Moskou by Walter Benjamin( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Verslag van een verblijf in de jaren 1926-1927
Selected writings. 1913-1926 by Walter Benjamin( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gary Smith Amerikaans filosoof
Gary Smith filosofo statunitense
Gary Smith US-amerikanischer Philosoph
Smith F. Gary 1954-....
Smith, F. Gary (Fred Gary), 1954-
Smith Fred Gary 1954-....
Гарри Смит
غاري سميث فيلسوف من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
گری اسمیت فیلسوف آمریکایی
German (66)
English (52)
Dutch (2)
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