A selection of the literary and philosophical essays written by Walter Benjamin accompanied by an introduction by Hannah Arendt.
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"From the evidence of this book I would suggest that Benjamin was one of the great European writers of this century." -- Philip Toynbee Observer "He explained the modern with an authority that fifty years of unpredictable change have not vitiated." -- Frank Kermode New York Review of Books "Like Baudelaire, Benjamin brings the very new into shocking conjunction with the very old...He is in search of a surrealist history and politics, one which clings tenaciously to the fragment, the miniature, the stray citation, but which impacts these fragments one upon the other to politically explosive effect, like the Messiah who will transfigure the world completely by making minor adjustments to it" -- Terry Eagleton The Ideology of the AestheticFrom the Publisher:
A now legendary collection of seminal essays by one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.
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Book Description Fontana London 1982, 1982. 20.0 x 13.0cms, 280pp Very Good paperback & cover This has: Hannah Arendt's biographical introduction: Unpacking My Library; The Task Of The Translator; The Storyteller (re Leskov); Franz Kafka; Max Brod's Book On Kafka: What Is Epic Theatre?; Some Motifs In Baudelaire: The Image Of Proust; Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction; Theses On Philosophy Of History. Bookseller Inventory # 140617