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Benjamin, Walter

Overview
Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 2 languages and 5 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 838.91209
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Publications about Walter Benjamin
Publications by Walter Benjamin
Most widely held works by Walter Benjamin
Deutsche Menschen by Walter Benjamin( file )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A collection of literary letters by major German writers, philosophers and politicians. Spans the period 1783-1883
Correspondence, 1930-1940 by Gretel Adorno( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The correspondence between Gretel Adorno and Walter Benjamin, published here in its complete form for the first time, is the document of a great friendship that existed independently of Benjamin's relationship with Theodor W. Adorno. While Benjamin, alongside his everyday worries, writes especially about those projects on which he worked so intensively in the last years of his life, it was Gretel Karplus-Adorno who did everything in her power to keep Benjamin in the world. She urged him to emigrate to the USA and told him about Adorno's plans and Bloch's movements, thus maintaining the connection between the old Berlin friends and acquaintances. She helped him through the most difficult times with regular money transfers, and organized financial support from the Saar region, which was initially still independent from the Third Reich. Once in New York, she attempted to entice Benjamin to America with her descriptions of the city and the new arrivals from Europe - though ultimately to no avail."--BOOK JACKET
Berliner Kindheit um Neunzehnhundert by Walter Benjamin( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"O braungebackne Siegessäule mit Winterzucker aus den Kindertagen ..." In funkelnden Mosaiken entwirft Walter Benjamin ein Bild seiner Kindheit, einer Zeit, als die Pracht in Berlin noch nichts von den Schrecken ahnen lässt, die den bedeutenden jüdischen Schriftsteller und Philosophen 1933 nach Paris fliehen lassen. Mit einem Nachwort von Karl-Heinz Ott. "Sich in einer Stadt nicht zurechtfinden heißt nicht viel. In einer Stadt sich aber zu verirren, wie man in einem Walde sich verirrt, braucht Schulung." Wenn Benjamin die Kindheit beschwört, spricht er nicht nur über eine vergangene Zeit, sondern über ein Ideal, das ihm für sein eigenes Denken und Schreiben und für die Gegenwartsliteratur ganz allgemein vorschwebt. Anstatt dem Gewesenen hinterherzuweinen und die Vergangenheit schönzumalen, sucht er die Abenteuer nicht mehr draußen in Hain und Flur, sondern in jenen labyrinthischen Landschaften, die in der Metropole Berlin das Geflecht der Straßen, Gassen, Winkel und Plätze bilden
 
Languages
German (3)
English (1)
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