Illuminations

Illuminations

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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 qThe Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, q 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 relevance for our times.Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and introduces them with a classic essay about Benjamina#39;s life in dark times. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamina#39;s continued relevance for our times.


Title:Illuminations
Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 1968-10-23
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