[Walter Benjamin] Illuminationen [witchcraft Book] Ebook



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  1. says:

    A wide ranging collection of critical and aesthetic essays exploring everything from the process of literary translation across space and time to the artwork in the age of mechanical reproduction Benjamin’s style at once sensitive and incisive is entrancing though much of the criticism gathered here including pieces on Kafka Baudelaire and Proust feels archaic ahead of its time but dated and shallow today

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    For every second of time was the strait gate through which the Messiah might enterThere are hardly enough superlatives for this amazing colle

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    The introductory essay by Hannah Arendt—who also did duty as editor of this wonderful collection—serves up her usual insight and reliably delivered via her rather dense language in categorizing Benjamin as a poetic mind who approached cultural and literary criticism in a uniue manner one that left a lasting influence upon those who fol

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    These are meandering thoughts on the book especially on Benjamin's Mechanical Reproduction essay If you have any thoughts insights critiue on my view I appreciate any comments The topic of art is something I'm e

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    SentimentalityI still talk about The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 30 years after I first read itI don't remember it as a purely political tract even though that is how it is all dressed upI think Benjamin displayed some degree of sentimentality and attachment to the original work of art Its uniueness its cult value its authenticity its ability to illuminateIronically the way that we relate

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    Benjamin's writings on Proust Kafka Baudelaire and Leskov are really brilliant and engrossing I was especially taken with his history of the storyteller in relation to Leskov's stories how the verbal communication that was

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    I'd lie if I said that I understood than charitably fifty percent of these essays Besides for the mountains of literary references and the obliue angles from which Benjamin approaches his subjects his languid flâneur like writing makes it difficult to follow his train of thought Still the beauty of such writing and the tendency toward hyperbole so characteristic of the Frankfurt School have no doubt played a great role in Benjamin's reputa

  8. says:

    These essays are chiefly memorable for1 The one about the dwarf that lives under the chessboard2 The one about how he has too many books but

  9. says:

    Reading Benjamin makes me realize how 98% of the conversations I have are a waste of time His depth reaches far and his reading spreads vast

  10. says:

    Reading literary and aesthetic criticism with barely any context is a habit I've picked up in these strange times; with Illuminations this exercise has been fairly rewarding and uite frustrating in eual measure I picked up this book for the famous essay on art in the age of mechanical reproduction but I uite enjoyed reading Benjamin's reflections on book collecting; on Proust eating a cookie and stumbling upon

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SUMMARY Ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Walter Benjamin

Nal minds of the Central European culture decimated by the Nazis Illuminations contains his two most celebrated essays 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History' as well as others on the art of translation Kafka storytelling Baudelaire Brecht's epic theatre Proust and an anatomy of his own obs. SentimentalityI still talk about The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 30 years after I first read itI don t remember it as a purely political tract even though that

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The literary philosophical works of Walter Benjamin 1892 1940 rank among the most uietly influential of the post war era though only since his death has Benjamin achieved the fame and critical currency outside his native Germany accorded him by a select few during his lifetime Now he is widely held to have possessed one of the most acute and origi. A wide ranging collection of critical and aesthetic essays exploring everything from the process of literary translation across space and time to the artwork in the age of mechanica

SUMMARY Ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Walter Benjamin

Ession book collecting The essay is Benjamin's domain; those collected in this now legendary volume offer the best possible access to his singular and significant achievement In a stimulating introduction Hannah Arendt reveals how Benjamin's life and work are a prism to his times and identifies him as possessing the rare ability to think poeticall. Reading Benjamin makes me realize how 98% of the conversations I have are a waste of time His depth reaches far and his reading spreads vast