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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Language is therefore both creative and the finished creation, it is word and
name. In God name is creative because it is word, and God's word is cognizant
because it is name. "And he saw that it was good"; that is: He had cognized it
infinity of the pure word, the point at which it cannot become finite word and
knowledge, are the human name. The theory of proper names is the theory of the
frontier between finite and infinite language. Of all beings man is the only one
But on the seventh day, God had already cognized with the words of creation. ...
Name steps outside itself in this knowledge: the Fall marks the birth of the human
word, in which name no longer lives intact, and which has stepped out of name ...
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