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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Wine , on the other hand , was catered for by a Berlin firm , whose share
certificates were also in my father's possession : this was the Central Wine
Distributors , who were trying out new methods of calculation in the wine
business . Finally ...
Returning home , he will discover above all that Berlin is a deserted city . People
and groups moving in its streets have solitude about them . Berlin's luxury seems
unspeakable . And it begins on the asphalt , for the breadth of the pavements is ...
These texts and publications include : " A Berlin Chronicle ” ( Berliner Chronik ,
1970 ) ; " One - Way Street " ( selections from Einbahnstrasse , 1955 ) ; " Paris ,
Capital of the Nineteenth Century " ( in Illuminationen , 1961 ) ; “ Surrealism " ( in
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A Berlin Chronicle
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