Walter Benjamin Selected Writings, 1927-1930

ISBN-10: 0674015886

ISBN-13: 9780674015883

Edition: 1999

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In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, Benjamin emerged as the most original public intellectual in the German-speaking world. Volume 2 of the "Selected Writings is now available in paperback in two parts. In Part 1, Benjamin is represented by two of his greatest literary essays, "Surrealism" and "On the Image of Proust," as well as by a long article on Goethe and a generous selection of his wide-ranging commentary for Weimar Germany's newspapers.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

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

Howard Eiland teaches literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Moscow, 1927
Dream Kitsch
The Political Groupings of Russian Writers
On the Present Situation of Russian Film
Reply to Oscar A. H. Schmitz
Introductory Remarks on a Series for L'Humanite
Review of Gladkov's Cement
Gottfried Keller
Diary of My Journey to the Loire
Review of Soupault's Le coeur d'or
The Idea of a Mystery
Review of Hessel's Heimliches Berlin
A State Monopoly on Pornography
Image Imperatives, 1928
Curriculum Vitae (III)
Andre Gide and Germany
Main Features of My Second Impression of Hashish
Conversation with Andre Gide
Old Toys
Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Der Turm
Moonlit Nights on the Rue La Boetie
Karl Kraus Reads Offenbach
The Cultural History of Toys
Toys and Play
Everything Is Thought
Books by the Mentally Ill
Review of the Mendelssohns' Der Mensch in der Handschrift
Food Fair
Paris as Goddess
The Path to Success, in Thirteen Theses
The Fireside Saga
News about Flowers
Review of Green's Adrienne Mesurat
Karl Kraus (Fragment)
The Return of the Flaneur, 1929
Program for a Proletarian Children's Theater
Chaplin in Retrospect
Chambermaids' Romances of the Past Century
On the Image of Proust
The Great Art of Making Things Seem Closer Together
Milieu Theoreticians
Children's Literature
Robert Walser
The Return of the Flaneur
Short Shadows (I)
A Communist Pedagogy
Notes on a Conversation with Bela Balasz
Some Remarks on Folk Art
Tip for Patrons
Crisis and Critique, 1930
Notes (II)
Notes (III)
Program for Literary Criticism
Notes on a Theory of Gambling
The Crisis of the Novel
An Outsider Makes His Mark
Theories of German Fascism
Demonic Berlin
Hashish, Beginning of March 1930
Julien Green
Paris Diary
Review of Kracauer's Die Angestellten
Bert Brecht
The First Form of Criticism That Refuses to Judge
From the Brecht Commentary
Against a Masterpiece
A Critique of the Publishing Industry
Graphology Old and New
Characterization of the New Generation
The Need to Take the Mediating Character of Bourgeois Writing Seriously
False Criticism
A Note on the Texts
Chronology, 1927-1934
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