The Sonnets by Walter BenjaminThe Sonnets by Walter Benjamin

The Sonnets

byWalter BenjaminTranslated byCarl Skoggard

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As the Third Reich advanced on Paris, Walter Benjamin entrusted his writings to the philosopher George Bataille. These eighty religious, lyric sonnets, produced in Benjamin's twenties in a sustained response to the suicide of his college friend in protest of the First World War, were among those writings. This first English translation, a bilingual edition, features extensive context and commentary. As the Third Reich advanced on Paris, Walter Benjamin entrusted his writings to the philosopher George Bataille. These eighty religious, lyric sonnets, produced in Benjamin's twenties in a sustained response to the suicide of his college friend in protest of the First World War, were among those writings. This first English translation, a bilingual edition, features extensive context and commentary.
Walter Benjamin, (born July 15, 1892, Berlin, Ger.-died Sept. 27, 1940, near Port-Bou, Spain) man of letters and aesthetician, now considered to have been the most important German literary critic in the first half of the 20th century. Carl Skoggard lives in Ghent, New York, and is a celebrated German translator and former editor an...
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Title:The SonnetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 29, 2017Publisher:Fence BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944380019

ISBN - 13:9781944380014

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