Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 2 (1931-1934)

Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 2 (1931-1934)

Walter Benjamin

within the frenzied ultimate years of the Weimar Republic, amid fiscal cave in and mounting political disaster, Walter Benjamin emerged because the most unusual working towards literary critic and public highbrow within the German-speaking global. quantity 2 of the chosen Writings is now to be had in paperback in parts.

In half 1, Benjamin is represented by means of of his maximum literary essays, "Surrealism" and "On similar to Proust," in addition to via an extended article on Goethe and a beneficiant collection of his wide-ranging observation for Weimar Germany's newspapers.

Part 2 comprises, as well as the $64000 longer essays, "Franz Kafka," "Karl Kraus," and "The writer as Producer," the prolonged autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle," and prolonged discussions of the heritage of images and the social state of affairs of the French author, formerly untranslated shorter items on such matters as language and reminiscence, theological feedback and literary background, astrology and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Stefan George, Hitler, and Mickey Mouse.

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