Walter Benjamin - Selected Writings, 1927-1930
In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, amid economic collapse and mounting political catastrophe, Walter Benjamin emerged as the most original practicing literary critic and 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.
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.
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Currently re-reading "The Work of Art in the Age of its Reproducibility"
Reply to Oscar A H Schmitz
Review of Gladkovs Cement
Diary of My Journey to the Loire
IMAGE IMPERATIVES 1928
Conversation with Andre Gide
Moonlit Nights on the Rue La Boetie
Everything Is Thought
Notes on a Theory of Gambling
An Outsider Makes His Mark
Theories of German Fascism
Review of Kracauers Die Angestellten
Karl Kraus Fragment
Chaplin in Retrospect
On the Image of Proust
Short Shadows I
Some Remarks on Folk Art