Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 2, part 1, 1927-1930 : , (Walter Benjamin)

Walter Benjamin, Michael W. Jennings, Howard Eiland, and Gary Smith

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The second in the five-volume set of the collected works of Walter Benjamin in English translation. This volume contains some of Benjamin's most important literary and cultural criticism, including his longfkrm essay on Kafka, and his short history of photography.

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In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, amid economic collapse and mounting political catastrophe, Walter Benjamin emerged as the most original practicing literary critic and public intellectual in the German-speaking world. Volume 2 of the Selected Writings is now available in paperback in two parts.

In Part 1, Benjamin is represented by two of his greatest literary essays, “Surrealism” and “On the Image of Proust,” as well as by a long article on Goethe and a generous selection of his wide-ranging commentary for Weimar Germany’s newspapers.

Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 2 contains, in addition to the important longer essays (“Franz Kafka,” “Karl Kraus,” and “The Author as Producer”) the extended autobiographical meditation “A Berlin Chronicle”; extended discussions of the history of photography and the social situation of the French writer; and previously untranslated shorter pieces on such subjects as language and memory, theological criticism and literary history, astrology, and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Stefan George, Hitler, and Mickey Mouse.

ISBN 9780674015883
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Publisher Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
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