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 realization of dream elements in waking is the textbook example of
dialectical thinking. For this reason dialectical thinking is the organ of historical
awakening. Each epoch not only dreams the next, but also, in dreaming, strives
toward the ...
Nevertheless — indeed, precisely after such dialectical annihilation — this will
still be a sphere of images and, more concretely, of bodies. For it must in the end
be admitted: metaphysical materialism, of the brand of Vogt and Bukharin, as is ...
On reconsidering Brecht's friendship with Benjamin. Jameson, Fredric, Marxism
and Form: Twentieth Century Dialectical Theories of Literature, Princeton
University Press, 1971, pp. 60-83. Jay, Martin, The Dialectical Imagination: A
History of ...
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