Illuminations

Essays and Reflections

By Walter Benjamin; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt (Designed by)
(Schocken Books Inc, Paperback, 9780805202410, 288pp.)

Publication Date: January 1969

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Walter Benjamin was one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century. Illuminations includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt a close personal affinity; his studies on Baudelaire and Proust; and his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his penetrating study "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," an enlightening discussion of translation as a literary mode, and Benjamin's theses on the philosophy of history.

Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and introduces them with a classic essay about Benjamin's life in dark times. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times.




About the Author
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis.

Hannah Arendt (1906 1975) was an influential German political theorist and philosopher whose works include "The Origins of Totalitarianism", "The Human Condition", and "Eichmann in Jerusalem".

Hannah Arendt (1906 1975) was an influential German political theorist and philosopher whose works include "The Origins of Totalitarianism", "The Human Condition", and "Eichmann in Jerusalem".
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