Reflections
Reflections
Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings
Preface by Leon Wieseltier
Introduction by Peter Demetz
Edited by Peter Demetz
Translated by Edmund Jephcott


A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times.

Title Reflections
Subtitle Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings
Author Walter Benjamin
Preface by Leon Wieseltier
Introduction by Peter Demetz
Edited by Peter Demetz
Translated by Edmund Jephcott
Publisher Schocken
Title First Published 12 March 1986
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 400 p.
ISBN-10 080520802X
ISBN-13 9780805208023
Publication Date 12 March 1986
Main content page count 400
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95
 


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