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One-Way Street

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ISBN-10: 0674052293

ISBN-13: 9780674052291

Edition: 2016

Authors: Walter Benjamin, Michael W. Jennings, Edmund Jephcott, Greil Marcus

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One-Way Street is a thoroughfare unlike anything else in literatureâe"by turns exhilarating and bewildering, requiring mental agility and a special kind of urban literacy. Presented here in a new edition with expanded notes, this genre-defying meditation on the semiotics of late-1920s Weimar culture offers a fresh opportunity to encounter Walter Benjamin at his most virtuosic and experimental, writing in a vein that anticipates later masterpieces such as âeoeOn the Concept of Historyâe and The Arcades Project.Composed of sixty short prose pieces that vary wildly in style and theme, One-Way Street evokes a dense cityscape of shops, cafes, and apartments, alive with the hubbub of social…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

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

Michael W. Jennings is Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages at Princeton University.