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Smith, Gary 1954-

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Works: 34 works in 189 publications in 6 languages and 3,908 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PT2603.E455, B
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Most widely held works by Gary Smith
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Moscow diary by Walter Benjamin( Book )
26 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Ben shu shi you tai yi de guo pi ping jian zhe xue jia wa mi te. ben ya ming de zhu zuo, ta dui su lian zhi xing de dong ren xu shu tan shuai er bu liu qing mian, qi zhong she ji ta zi ji de liang zhi yu dong ji dou zheng
On Walter Benjamin : critical essays and recollections by Gary Smith( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and German and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Benjamin : philosophy, aesthetics, history by Gary Smith( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 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
Hannah Arendt revisited : "Eichmann in Jerusalem" und die Folgen ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Benjaminiana : eine biographische Recherche by Hans Georg Puttnies( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in German and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Volume I of the Selected Writings brings together essays long and short, academic treatises, reviews, fragments, and privately circulated pronouncements. Fully five-sixths of this material has never before been translated into English. The contents begin in 1913, when Benjamin, as an undergraduate in imperial Germany, was president of a radical youth group, and take us through 1926, when he had already begun, with his explorations of the world of mass culture, to emerge as a critical voice in Weimar Germany's most influential journals. The volume includes a number of his most important works, including "Two Poems by Friedrich Holderlin," "Goethe's Elective Affinities," "The Concept of Criticism in German Romanticism," "The Task of the Translator," and "One Way Street." He is as compelling and insightful when musing on riddles or children's books as he is when dealing with weightier issues such as the philosophy of language, symbolic logic, or epistemology. We meet Benjamin the youthful idealist, the sober moralist, the political theorist, the experimentalist, the translator, and, above all, the virtual king of criticism, with his magisterial exposition of the basic problems of aesthetics. Benjamin's sentences provoke us to return to them again and again, luring us as though with the promise of some final revelation that is always being postponed. He is by turns fierce and tender, melancholy and ebullient; he is at once classically rooted, even archaic, in his explorations of the human psyche and the world of things, and strikingly progressive in his attitude toward society and what he likes to call the organs of the collective (its architectures, fashions, signboards). Throughout, he displays a far-sighted urgency, judging the present on the basis of possible futures. And he is gifted with a keen sense of humor. Mysterious though he may sometimes be (his Latvian love, Asia Lacis, once described him as a visitor from another planet), Benjamin remains perhaps the most consistently surprising and challenging of critical writers. -- Publisher
Erbschaft unserer Zeit : Vorträge über den Wissensstand der Epoche ( serial )
in German and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Gershom Scholem : zwischen den Disziplinen by Gershom Scholem( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Amnestie, oder, Die Politik der Erinnerung in der Demokratie ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Magie, Mystik, Messianismus : vergleichende Studien zur Religionsgeschichte des Judentums und des Christentums by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Labora diligenter : Potsdamer Arbeitstagung zur Leibnizforschung vom 4. bis 6. Juli 1996 by Potsdamer Arbeitstagung zur Leibnizforschung( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Die ungewisse Evidenz : für eine Kulturgeschichte des Beweises ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Vom Nutzen des Vergessens ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Wissensbilder : Strategien der Überlieferung ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Dagboek uit Moskou by Walter Benjamin( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Verslag van een verblijf in de jaren 1926-1927
The correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 by Walter Benjamin( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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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-....
گری اسمیت فیلسوف آمریکایی
Languages
English (83)
German (68)
Catalan (3)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
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