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Benjamin's crossing : a novel

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A fictionalized biography of Walter Benjamin, a 1930s Jewish German philosopher. The novel describes his theories on literature and mass culture, and his hard life in France, where he fled when the Nazis came to power. He had to flee again when the Germans invaded France, finishing his days in Spain. By the author of John Steinbeck.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Parini
ISBN: 0805031804 9780805031805
OCLC Number: 35159253
Description: 305 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jay Parini.

Abstract:

A fictionalized biography of Walter Benjamin, a 1930s Jewish German philosopher. The novel describes his theories on literature and mass culture, and his hard life in France, where he fled when the Nazis came to power. He had to flee again when the Germans invaded France, finishing his days in Spain. By the author of John Steinbeck.

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