Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

By Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin was once some of the most unique cultural critics of the 20 th century. Illuminations includes his perspectives on Kafka, with whom he felt a detailed own affinity; his reports on Baudelaire and Proust; and his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. additionally integrated are his penetrating learn "The murals within the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," an enlightening dialogue of translation as a literary mode, and Benjamin's theses at the philosophy of history.

Hannah Arendt chosen the essays for this quantity and introduces them with a vintage essay approximately Benjamin's existence in darkish instances. additionally incorporated is a brand new preface through Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's persevered relevance for our occasions.

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