Walter Benjamin - philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist -
was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth
century. This new selection brings together Benjamin's major works,
including 'One-Way Street', his dreamlike, aphoristic observations of
urban life in Weimar Germany; 'Unpacking My Library', a delightful
meditation on book-collecting; the confessional 'Hashish in Marseille';
and 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', his seminal
essay on how technology changes the way we appreciate art. Also
including writings on subjects ranging from Proust to Kafka, violence to
surrealism, this is the essential volume on one of the most prescient
critical voices of the modern age.
Contains: 'Unpacking My Library'; 'One-Way Street'; 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction'; 'Brief History of Photography'; 'Hashish in Marseille'; 'On the Critique of Violence'; 'The Job of the Translator'; 'Surrealism'; 'Franz Kafka' and 'Picturing Proust'.
One-Way Street and Other Writings - Walter Benjamin & Amit Chaudhuri (Introduction By)
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