In the frenzied ultimate years of the Weimar Republic, amid monetary cave in and mounting political disaster, Walter Benjamin emerged because the most unique practising literary critic and public highbrow within the German-speaking international. quantity 2 of the Selected Writings is now on hand in paperback in parts.
In half 1, Benjamin is represented by way of of his maximum literary essays, "Surrealism" and "On clone of Proust," in addition to through a protracted article on Goethe and a beneficiant number of his wide-ranging observation for Weimar Germany's newspapers.
Part 2 includes, 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 historical past of images and the social scenario of the French author, formerly untranslated shorter items on such topics 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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