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Introducing Walter Benjamin BeginnersWeen Marxism and Introducing Walter Kindle Zionism and between word and image in modern art. An agreeable and diverting way to learn about the complex array of work Benjamin produced in his tragically shortened life The cartoon illustrations give the philosophical material a light touch which is very necessary for the likes of me to stick with it Which I did I learned many things from the book about his personal life and intellectual and spiritual proclivities An overall eclectic personality that's easy to admire and even feel affection for unlike so many critics and philosophers His indisputable membership in Berlin's intellectual elite during the modern era his very Germanness makes his suicide while fleeing for his life from the Nazis in 1940 all the galling

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Introducing Walter Benjamin Beginners review ↠ 100 Î ❰Epub❯ ❧ Introducing Walter Benjamin Beginners Author Howard Caygill – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk This book follows the life and work of this prominent critical theorist tracing his influence on modern aesthetics and cultural history as well as his particThis book follows the life and work of this prominent critical theorist tracing his influence. As an introductory text I found this lacking I dont feel any like I understand Benjamin although I'm given to understanding he's difficult to summarise There's also a presupposition of knowledge in a few places references to Kant and Weber that I think assume familiarity with their writings which er I do not haveThere's uite a few Further Reading suggestions though and I'm happy to go back and familiarise myself with the aforementioned but eh Not what I wanted I suppose

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On modern aesthetics and cultural history as well as his particular focus on the tension bet. I have a post humous crush on Walter Benjamin He is such an amazing brain the wild connecting fibers and threads As a fellow book collector and gazer of surrealism I always feel like this guy has my number good or bad I loved the biographical details of passing off his papers to Bataille as a library worker before fleeing Nazi occupied France