Walter Benjamin - Selected Writings, 1931-1934

ISBN-10: 0674017463
ISBN-13: 9780674017467
Edition: 1999
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Description: Volume 2 of the "Selected Writings is now available in paperback in two parts. Part 2 contains, in addition to the important longer essays, "Franz Kafka," "Karl Kraus," and "The Author as Producer," the extended autobiographical meditation "A Berlin  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.45" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Volume 2 of the "Selected Writings is now available in paperback in two parts. Part 2 contains, in addition to the important longer essays, "Franz Kafka," "Karl Kraus," and "The Author as Producer," the extended autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle," and extended discussions of the history of photography and the social situation of the French writer, previously untranslated shorter pieces on such subjects as language and memory, theological criticism and literary history, astrology and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Stefan George, Hitler, and Mickey Mouse.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis.

The Destructive Character, 1931
In Parallel with My Actual Diary
Criticism as the Fundamental Discipline of Literary History
Critique of the New Objectivity
We Ought to Reexamine the Link between Teaching and Research
Hofmannsthal and Aleco Dossena
Left-Wing Melancholy
Theological Criticism
Karl Kraus
Literary History and the Study of Literature
German Letters
May-June 1931
Unpacking My Library
Franz Kafka: Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer
Diary from August 7, 1931, to the Day of My Death
Little History of Photography
Paul Valery
The Lisbon Earthquake
The Destructive Character
Reflections on Radio
Mickey Mouse
In Almost Every Example We Have of Materialist Literary History
The Task of the Critic
Ibizan Sequence, 1932
Experience
On Ships, Mine Shafts, and Crucifixes in Bottles
On the Trail of Old Letters
A Family Drama in the Epic Theater
The Railway Disaster at the Firth of Tay
Privileged Thinking
Excavation and Memory
Oedipus, or Rational Myth
On Proverbs
Theater and Radio
Ibizan Sequence
Berlin Chronicle
Spain, 1932
Light from Obscurantists
The Handkerchief
In the Sun
The Rigorous Study of Art
Hashish in Marseilles
The Eve of Departure
On Astrology
"Try to Ensure That Everything in Life Has a Consequence"
Notes (IV)
Thought Figures, 1933
The Lamp
Doctrine of the Similar
Short Shadows (II)
Kierkegaard
Stefan George in Retrospect
Agesilaus Santander (First Version)
Agesilaus Santander (Second Version)
Antitheses Concerning Word and Name
On the Mimetic Faculty
Thought Figures
Little Tricks of the Trade
Experience and Poverty
The Author as Producer, 1934
Once Is as Good as Never
The Newspaper
Venal but Unusable
The Present Social Situation of the French Writer
The Author as Producer
Notes from Svendborg, Summer 1934
Hitler's Diminished Masculinity
Franz Kafka
A Note on the Texts
Chronology, 1927-1934
Index

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