Radio Benjamin

Radio Benjamin

Walter Benjamin


Walter Benjamin used to be desirous about the impression of recent know-how on tradition, an curiosity that prolonged past his well known serious essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and awarded anything within the area of 80 pronounces utilizing the recent medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which seem the following for the 1st time in English. This eclectic assortment demonstrates the variety of Benjamin’s considering and his enthusiasm for well known sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for kids” formative years courses, his performs, readings, e-book experiences, and fiction show Benjamin in an artistic, instead of severe, mode. They flesh out principles elucidated in his essays, a few of that are additionally represented the following, the place they conceal issues as diverse as getting a increase and the historical past of typical mess ups, topics selected for wide allure and tested with ardour and acuity.

Delightful and incisive, this is often Walter Benjamin channeling his refined pondering to a large viewers, permitting us to learn from a brand new voice for one of many 20th century’s most dear thinkers.

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