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Great Ideas The Work Of Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

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One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly – and what the troubling social and political…
Illuminations: Essays And Reflections
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|January 15, 2019

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There has been no more original, no more serious critic and reader in our time." - George Steiner Walter Benjamin was an icon of criticism, renowned for his insight on art, literature, and philosophy. This volume includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt a…
The Arcades Project
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|March 30, 2002

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"To great writers," Walter Benjamin once wrote, "finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labor their entire lives." Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project (in German,…
The Storyteller: Tales Out Of Loneliness
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|July 26, 2016

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A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker’s short stories The Storyteller gathers for the first time the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, best known for his groundbreaking studies of culture and literature, including…
Walter Benjamin At The Dairy Queen: Reflections On Sixty And Beyond
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|August 7, 2001

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In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction -- as close to an autobiography as his readers are likely to get -- Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself, as it was and as it has become. Using as a springboard…
Walking In Berlin: A Flaneur In The Capital

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The first English translation of a lost classic that reinvents the flaneur in Berlin. Franz Hessel (1880–1941), a German-born writer, grew up in Berlin, studied in Munich, and then lived in Paris, where he moved in artistic and literary circles. His…
The Writer of Modern Life: Essays on Charles Baudelaire
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|November 15, 2006

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Walter Benjamin's essays on the great French lyric poet Charles Baudelaire revolutionized not just the way we think about Baudelaire, but our understanding of modernity and modernism as well. In these essays, Benjamin challenges the image of Baudelaire as…
Facing Value: Radical Perspectives from the Arts

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Value is an important concept in contemporary society, an immaterial force shaping the way we live together. Today, however, we seem to measure value only in terms of time and money. To reformulate value as a constitutive factor in an open and caring society…
Aesthetics And Politics
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|October 13, 2020

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An intense and lively debate on literature and art between thinkers who became some of the great figures of twentieth-century philosophy and literature. With an afterword by Fredric Jameson No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of…
Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship
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|April 30, 2003

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Gershom Scholem is celebrated as the twentieth century's most profound student of the Jewish mystical tradition; Walter Benjamin, as a master thinker whose extraordinary essays mix the revolutionary, the revelatory, and the esoteric. Scholem was a precocious…
One-way Street: And Other Writings
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Toward The Critique Of Violence: A Critical Edition
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|This title releases June 22, 2021

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