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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If in the last war the critique of military violence was the starting point for a
passionate critique of violence in generalwhich taught at least one thing , that
violence is no longer exercised and tolerated naïvely - nevertheless , violence
was not ...
Violence therefore bursts upon Niobe from the uncertain , ambiguous sphere of
fate . It is not actually destructive . Although it brings a cruel death to Niobe's
children , it stops short of the life of their mother , whom it leaves behind , more
decisive approach to its temporal data . A gaze directed only at what is close at
hand can at most perceive a dialectical rising and falling in the lawmaking and
law - preserving formations of violence . The law governing their oscillation rests
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We can remark in passing that there is no better starting point for thought than laughter. In particular, thought usually has a better chance when one is shaken by laughter than when one’s mind is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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