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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Walter received his first education in the Kaiser Friedrich School , a rather liberal institution ( whatever he was to say about it later ) , and spent some ...
It was re - enacted in similar form , however , some six years later , when I spent my first day in alien and threatening circumstances in Haubinda and was ...
Later , each time I passed the Lützow Ufer , my eyes sought her house , and when , toward the end of my school days , I wrote my first philosophical essay ...
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