Reflections: essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writing
A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times.
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Review: Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical WritingsUser Review - Goodreads
I actually enjoyed this more than the favored Illuminations collection. It gives greater insight into Benjamin's unconventional way of thinking and ties together some of his literary theory with his ...
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Benjamin begins with literary criticism and ends with an ontology completely his own. Read full review
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