Illuminations

  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781847923868
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2015
  • 272 pagina's
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Walter Benjamin

"Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈbɛnjamiːn]; 15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish mysticism, Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism, and historical materialism. He was associated with the Frankfurt School, and also maintained formative friendships with thinkers such as playwright Bertolt Brecht and Kabbalah scholar Gershom Scholem. He was also related by law to German political theorist Hannah Arendt through her first marriage to Benjamin’s cousin, Günther Anders.

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Features 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', 'The Task of the Translator' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as essays on Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, and Proust.

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The literary-philosophical works of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) rank among the most quietly influential of the post-war era, though only since his death has Benjamin achieved the fame and critical currency outside his native Germany accorded him by a select few during his lifetime. Now he is widely held to have possessed one of the most acute and original minds of the Central European culture decimated by the Nazis. Illuminations contains his two most celebrated essays, 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as others on the art of translation, Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, Proust and an anatomy of his own obsession, book collecting. The essay is Benjamin's domain; those collected in this now legendary volume offer the best possible access to his singular and significant achievement. In a stimulating introduction, Hannah Arendt reveals how Benjamin's life and work are a prism to his times, and identifies him as possessing the rare ability to think poetically.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-11-05
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19,7 x 13,3 cm
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272 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Walter Benjamin Leon Wieseltier
Co-auteur
Leon Wieseltier
Redacteur
Hannah Arendt
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

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Vertaald door
Henry Zohn
Originele Titel
Illuminationen

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9781847923868

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2015-11-05
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3MP
Thema Subject Code
DSBH

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