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Illuminations Essays and Reflections

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ISBN-10: 1328470237

ISBN-13: 9781328470232

Edition: 2018

Authors: Walter Benjamin

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Walter Benjamin was one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century. Illuminations includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt a close personal affinity; his studies on Baudelaire and Proust; and his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his penetrating study "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," an enlightening discussion of translation as a literary mode, and Benjamin's theses on the philosophy of history. Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and introduces them with a classic essay about Benjamin's life in dark times. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/15/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

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