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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the penny - inthe - slot called “ meaning . " Image and language take precedence
The author made their lesson his own , called their misdeeds by their name , lit a
light for their victims . He has written a major satirical novel . To write it he went
back almost to the beginning . Little remains of the foundation , the plot of the ...
If that first function of violence is called the lawmaking function , this second will
be called the law - preserving function . Since conscription is a case of
lawpreserving violence that is not in principle distinguished from others , a really
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