Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writing
Schocken Books, 1986 - 348 Seiten
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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Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden — has been taken by one of the noisiest
luxury cafes of new Berlin, against which the ... This old Viktoria Cafe was on that
occasion our last port of call, and we doubtless reached it a depleted group.
ing example is the history of the Romanische Caf£ from exactly the moment when
the proprietor of the West End Cafe evicted his clientele. Very soon the
Romanische Cafe" accommodated the bohemians, who, in the years immediately
Heinle wrote "Princess Cafe" at that time. "Doors draw coolness over through the
song." We had no intention of making acquaintances in this cafe. On the contrary
— what attracted us here was being enclosed in an environment that isolated ...
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