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  • Author:
    Walter Benjamin,Howard Eiland,Michael W. Jennings
  • ISBN:
    0674010760
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    Belknap Press; First Edition edition (June 23, 2003)
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    496 pages
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Walter Benjamin's Selected Writings, Volume 4, 1938-40 brings to a conclusion the magisterial series published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Ciaran Carson The Guardian 2003-12-06).

Walter Benjamin's Selected Writings, Volume 4, 1938-40 brings to a conclusion the magisterial series published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Is not what I expected. I am familiar with some of the writings of Walter Benjamin, but this collection of his work on images is not within of what I need nor useful for my writing on the subject. I am not critical of the work of Benjamin, but just that this collection of essays is not what I expected.

Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings, both essential . So wrote Walter Benjamin in January 1940. Not long afterward, he himself would fall prey to those powers, a victim of suicide following a failed attempt to flee the Nazis.

Read it now . Every line we succeed in publishing toda. s a victory wrested from the powers of darkness.

So wrote Walter Benjamin in January 1940. Here we see Benjamin laying out an ethic for the critic and artist-a subdued but resilient heroism

So wrote Walter Benjamin in January 1940. Here we see Benjamin laying out an ethic for the critic and artist-a subdued but resilient heroism. 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.

Walter Benjamin, Howard Eiland, Michael W. Jennings. is a victory wrested from the powers of darkness. Not long afterward, he himself would fall prey to those powers, a victim of suicide following a failed attempt to flee the Nazis

Walter Benjamin book. Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 4, 1938-1940. 0674022297 (ISBN13: 9780674022294).

Walter Benjamin book. 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. The essays on Charles Baudelaire are the distillation of a lifetime of thinking about the nature of modernity.

by. Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940. v. 1. 1913-1926 - v. 2. 1927-1934 - v. 3. 1935-1938 - v. 4. 1938-1940.

Susan Sontag said that in Benjamin's writing, sentences did not originate ordinarily, do not progress into one . Eiland, Howard and Michael W. Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press.

Susan Sontag said that in Benjamin's writing, sentences did not originate ordinarily, do not progress into one another, and delineate no obvious line of reasoning, as if each sentence "had to say everything, before the inward gaze of total concentration dissolved the subject before his eyes", a "freeze-frame baroque" style of writing and cogitation. Volume 4, 1938–1940, ISBN 0-674-01076-0.

Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis. Howard Eiland is Lecturer in Literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Michael W. Jennings is Professor of German, Princeton University. Country of Publication. Literature, Poetry & Criticism.

Selected Writings: Volume 4, 1938-1940. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. Translating the Translator: Walter Benjamin's Selected Writings. First things first: this is a magnificent volume.

"Every line we succeed in publishing today...is a victory wrested from the powers of darkness." So wrote Walter Benjamin in January 1940. 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. The essays on Charles Baudelaire are the distillation of a lifetime of thinking about the nature of modernity. 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, Brecht, and the historian Carl Jochmann to appraisals of photography, film, and poetry. At their core is the question of how art can survive and thrive in a tumultuous time. Here we see Benjamin laying out an ethic for the critic and artist--a subdued but resilient heroism. At the same time, he was setting forth a sociohistorical account of how art adapts in an age of violence and repression.

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. 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. The entire collection is eloquent testimony to the indomitable spirit of humanity under siege.


Pruster
Fantastic collection and translation. And inexpensive.
Neol
Is not what I expected. I am familiar with some of the writings of Walter Benjamin, but this collection of his work on images is not within of what I need nor useful for my writing on the subject.

I am not critical of the work of Benjamin, but just that this collection of essays is not what I expected.