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

Walter Benjamin

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Essays and Reflections
Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt
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...