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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