Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 1: 1927-1930

Belknap Press - 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.

Part 2 contains, hitler, theological criticism and literary history, astrology and the newspaper, " "karl kraus, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, "Franz Kafka, " the extended autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle, in addition to the important longer essays, previously untranslated shorter pieces on such subjects as language and memory, " and extended discussions of the history of photography and the social situation of the French writer, Stefan George, " and "The Author as Producer, and Mickey Mouse.

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 1: 1927-1930 - 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.





Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926

Belknap Press - Jennings. The magnum opus of benjamin’s Paris years, The Arcades Project, has been published in a separate volume. Walter benjamin emerged from the head-on collision of an idealistic youth movement and the First World War, which Benjamin and his close friends thought immoral. He is by turns fierce and tender, melancholy and ebullient; he is at once classically rooted, in his explorations of the human psyche and the world of things, even archaic, fashions, and strikingly progressive in his attitude toward society and what he likes to call the organs of the collective its architectures, signboards.

He walked away from the wreck scarred yet determined “to be considered as the principal critic of German literature. But the scene, as he found it, was dominated by “talented fakes, ” so―to use his words―“only a terrorist campaign would I suffice” to effect radical change. Fully five-sixths of this material has never before been translated into English.

Throughout, he displays a far-sighted urgency, judging the present on the basis of possible futures. This book offers the record of the first phase of that campaign, culminating with “One Way Street, ” one of the most significant products of the German avant-garde of the Twenties. Against conformism, and gentrification of all life into a new world order, homogeneity, Benjamin made the word his sword.

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926 - Volume i of the selected writings brings together essays long and short, academic treatises, fragments, reviews, and privately circulated pronouncements. The contents begin in 1913, and take us through 1926, when benjamin, when he had already begun, as an undergraduate in imperial Germany, was president of a radical youth group, with his explorations of the world of mass culture, to emerge as a critical voice in Weimar Germany’s most influential journals.





Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 3: 1935-1938

Belknap Press - A narrative chronology details Benjamin's life during these four harrowing years of his exile in France and Denmark. Radical critic of a european civilization plunging into darkness, yet commemorator of the humane traditions of the old bourgeoisie--such was Walter Benjamin in the later 1930s. This is an essential collection for anyone interested in his work.

Used book in Good Condition. No less remarkable are the previously untranslated second version of benjamin's most famous essay, "the work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and German Men and Women, " with its striking insights into the relations between technology and aesthetics, a book in which Benjamin collects twenty-six letters by distinguished Germans from 1783 to 1883 in an effort to preserve what he called the true humanity of German tradition from the debasement of fascism.

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 3: 1935-1938 - Volume 3 also offers extensively annotated translations of essays that are key to Benjamin's rewriting of the story of modernism and modernity--such as "The Storyteller" and "Paris, Franz Kafka, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century"--as well as a fascinating diary from 1938 and penetrating studies of Bertolt Brecht, and Eduard Fuchs.

. This volume, the third in a four-volume set, offers twenty-seven brilliant pieces, nineteen of which have never before been translated. The centerpiece, a berlin childhood around 1900, marks the first appearance in English of one of the greatest German works of the twentieth century: a profound and beautiful account of the vanished world of Benjamin's privileged boyhood, recollected in exile.





Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 2: 1931-1934

Belknap Press - 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. Part 2 contains, " and "the author as producer, " "karl kraus, theological criticism and literary history, stefan george, astrology and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Hitler, "Franz Kafka, in addition to the important longer essays, previously untranslated shorter pieces on such subjects as language and memory, " and extended discussions of the history of photography and the social situation of the French writer, " the extended autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle, and Mickey Mouse.

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Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, 4: 1938-1940

Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press - Not long afterward, he himself would fall prey to those powers, a victim of suicide following a failed attempt to flee the Nazis. However insistently the idea of catastrophe hangs over Benjamin's writings in the final years of his life, the "victories wrested" in this period nonetheless constitute some of the most remarkable twentieth-century analyses of the emergence of modern society.

Working at the height of his powers to the very end, Benjamin refined his theory of the mass media that culminated in the final version of his essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility. Also included in this volume is his influential piece "On the Concept of History, " completed just before his death.

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, 4: 1938-1940 - . They record the crisis of meaning experienced by a civilization sliding into the abyss, even as they testify to Benjamin's own faith in the written word. This volume ranges from studies of Baudelaire, film, Brecht, and the historian Carl Jochmann to appraisals of photography, and poetry. The book is remarkable for its inquiry into the nature of "the modern" especially as revealed in Baudelaire, for its ideas about the transmogrification of art and the radical discontinuities of history, and for its examples of humane life and thought in the midst of barbarism.

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The Arcades Project

Belknap Press - Used book in Good Condition. 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, Das Passagen-Werk is a monumental ruin, The Arcades Project in German, meticulously constructed over the course of thirteen years--"the theater, " as Benjamin called it, "of all my struggles and all my ideas.

Focusing on the arcades of nineteenth-century paris-glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism--Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, hundreds of published sources, arranging them in thirty-six categories with descriptive rubrics such as "Fashion, " "Baudelaire, " "Advertising, and reflections on, " "Photography, " "Catacombs, " "Prostitution, " "Dream City, " "Boredom, " and "Theory of Progress.

The Arcades Project - His central preoccupation is what he calls the commodification of things--a process in which he locates the decisive shift to the modern age. The arcades project is benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth-century history, and, in so doing, to liberate the suppressed "true history" that underlay the ideological mask.

Belknap Press. Used book in Good Condition. Here, at a distance from what is normally meant by "progress, " Benjamin finds the lost times embedded in the spaces of things. Used book in Good Condition. In the bustling, cluttered arcades, street and interior merge and historical time is broken up into kaleidoscopic distractions and displays of ephemera.





Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

Schocken Books - Also included are his penetrating study "the work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, " an enlightening discussion of translation as a literary mode, and Benjamin's theses on the philosophy of history. Hannah arendt selected the essays for this volume and introduces them with a classic essay about Benjamin's life in dark times.

Belknap Press. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Walter benjamin was one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century. Used book in Good Condition. Illuminations includes his views on kafka, with whom he felt a close personal affinity; his studies on Baudelaire and Proust; and his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater.





Albert Camus: A Life

Da Capo Press - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The auto accident that did adds only to the ironies in the life of this international giant of twentieth-century literature. Belknap Press. He shows us a writer isolated by his own success, crippled by the charms of women he could not resist, debilitated by the tuberculosis that did not kill him.

. What emerges is the study of a man caught in conflicts between family loyalties and his own passionate nature, between the call to political action and devotion to his art, between his support of the native Algerians and his identification with the forgotten poor whites. In this vibrant, as well as exclusive interviews with camus's family, french writer and journalist Olivier Todd has richly tapped resources never before available—personal correspondence, The Plague, notebooks, fellow workers, the internationally acclaimed author of The Stranger, public records, engaging biography of Albert Camus, mentors, friends, and The Fall, and lovers.

Albert Camus: A Life - Exploring camus's impoverished childhood in the algerian city of Belcourt, L'Etranger, his underground activities during the Occupation in Paris, the intrigues of the French literati who embraced him after the publication of his first novel, Todd uncovers the solitary private man behind the mask of his celebrity.

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Echographies of Television: Filmed Interviews

Polity - Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on recent events in europe, Derrida and Stiegler explore the impact of television and the internet on our understanding of the state, its borders and citizenship. Used book in Good Condition. What does it mean to speak of the present in a situation of "live" recording? how can we respond, discussion, and deliberation have been breached? As Derrida and Stiegler discuss the role of teletechnologies in modern society, to a question when we know that the so-called "natural" conditions of expression, responsibly, reflection, the political implications of Derrida's thought become apparent.

Belknap Press. Used book in Good Condition. Their book will be of great interest to all those already familiar with Derrida's work, literature, as well as to students and scholars of philosophy, sociology and media studies. The book opens with a shorter interview with Derrida on the news media, and closes with a provocative essay by Stiegler on the epistemology of digital photography.

Echographies of Television: Filmed Interviews - In this important new book, Jacques Derrida talks with Bernard Stiegler about the effect of teletechnologies on our philosophical and political moment. Improvising before a camera, the two philosophers are confronted by the very technologies they discuss and so are forced to address all the more directly the urgent questions that they raise.

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The Origin of German Tragic Drama Radical Thinkers

Verso - Used book in Good Condition. Mint Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Engaging with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century german playwrights as well as the plays of Shakespeare and Calderón and the engravings of Dürer, Benjamin attempts to show how the historically charged forms of the Trauerspiel broke free of tragedy’s mythological timelessness.

Belknap Press. Used book in Good Condition. Cited by lukács as a principal source of literary modernism, Walter Benjamin’s study of the baroque stage-form called Trauerspiel literally, “mourning play” is the most complete document of his prismatic literary and philosophical practice. Used book in Good Condition.

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Dialectic of Enlightenment Cultural Memory in the Present

Stanford University Press - Enlightenment and myth, therefore, are not irreconcilable opposites, but dialectically mediated qualities of both real and intellectual life. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Using historical analyses to elucidate the present, against the background of a prehistory of subjectivity, they show, why the National Socialist terror was not an aberration of modern history but was rooted deeply in the fundamental characteristics of Western civilization.

Belknap Press. This new translation, based on the text in the complete edition of the works of Max Horkheimer, contains textual variants, commentary upon them, and an editorial discussion of the position of this work in the development of Critical Theory. Historically remote developments, the birth of Western history and of subjectivity itself out of the struggle against natural forces, as represented in myths, indeed, are connected in a wide arch to the most threatening experiences of the present.

Dialectic of Enlightenment Cultural Memory in the Present - Guaranteed packaging. No quibbles returns. Adorno and horkheimer see the self-destruction of Western reason as grounded in a historical and fateful dialectic between the domination of external nature and society. Used book in Good Condition. The various analyses concern such phenomena as the detachment of science from practical life, and a paranoid behavioral structure, expressed in aggressive anti-Semitism, the manipulative nature of entertainment culture, formalized morality, that marks the limits of enlightenment.