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"The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion." -- Walter Benjamin
Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (15 July 1892 — 27 September 1940) was a German-Jewish intellectual (philosopher, sociologist, literary critic, translator, essayist) occasionally associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. His sociologic and cultural critical thought, combining historical materialism, German idealism, and Jewish mysticism, proved a novel contribution to aesthetic theory and to Western Marxism. As a literary critic, his most famous essays are about Charles Baudelaire (1821—67), coiner of the term modernism; as a translator he produced the Tableaux Parisiens edition of Les Fleurs du mal (1857), by Baudelaire, and À la recherche du temps perdu (1913—27), by Marcel Proust (1871—1922).

His turn to Marxism in the 1930s resulted from the influence of playwright and friend Bertolt Brecht, whose critical aesthetics developed epic theatre and its Verfremdungseffekt (defamiliarisation, alienation). An earlier influence was friend Gershom Scholem, founder of the academic study of the Kabbalah and of Jewish mysticism.

Influenced by the Swiss anthropologist Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815—87), Walter Benjamin coined the term “auratic perception”, denoting the aesthetic faculty by means of which civilization may recover an appreciation of myth. Benjamin's work is often cited in academic and literary studies, especially the essays "The Task of the Translator" (1923) and "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936).

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Total Books: 215
Sonnets by Walter Benjamin
2017 - Sonnets By Walter Benjamin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781934200414
ISBN-10: 1934200417
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Facing Value Radical Perspectives from the Arts
2016 - Facing Value Radical Perspectives From the Arts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789492095008
ISBN-10: 9492095009
Genres: Arts & Photography, Politics & Social Sciences
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One-Way Street
2016 - One-way Street (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780674052291
ISBN-10: 0674052293
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Storyteller Tales out of Loneliness
2016 - The Storyteller Tales Out of Loneliness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784783044
ISBN-10: 1784783048
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Berlin Childhood circa 1900 By Walter Benjamin
2015 - Berlin Childhood Circa 1900 By Walter Benjamin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935662136
ISBN-10: 1935662139
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Berlin Chronicle Notices By Walter Benjamin
2015 - The Berlin Chronicle Notices By Walter Benjamin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935662853
ISBN-10: 1935662856
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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On Photography
2015 - On Photography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780235257
ISBN-10: 1780235259
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Radio Benjamin
2014 - Radio Benjamin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781781685754
ISBN-10: 1781685754
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Capitalismo Como Religiao - Gesammelte Schriften
2013 - Capitalismo Como Religiao - Gesammelte Schriften [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788575593295
ISBN-10: 8575593293
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Imagens de Pensamento
2013 - Imagens De Pensamento [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788582172544
ISBN-10: 8582172540
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Figure dell'infanzia Educazione letteratura immaginario
2012 - Figure Dell'infanzia Educazione Letteratura Immaginario (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788860304872
ISBN-10: 8860304873
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Walter Benjamin 100 Notes 100 Thoughts Documenta Series 045
2012 - Walter Benjamin 100 Notes 100 Thoughts Documenta Series 045 [100 Notes - 100 Thoughts / 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken: Documenta 13] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783775728942
ISBN-10: 3775728945
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Fundbro
2012 - Fundbro (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783865392701
ISBN-10: 3865392709
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Stdtebilder
2011 - Stdtebilder [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783842488502
ISBN-10: 3842488505
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Early Writings
2011 - Early Writings [1910-1917] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674049932
ISBN-10: 0674049934
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Dos Ensayos Sobre Goethe
2011 - Dos Ensayos Sobre Goethe [Cla-De-Ma - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788474325652
ISBN-10: 847432565X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Il narratore Considerazioni sull'opera di Nikolai Leskov
2011 - Il Narratore Considerazioni Sull'opera Di Nikolai Leskov (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788806206529
ISBN-10: 8806206524
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Piccola storia della fotografia
2011 - Piccola Storia Della Fotografia (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788857209142
ISBN-10: 8857209148
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Einbahnstrasse/Berliner Kindheit Um Neunzehnhundert
2010 - Einbahnstrasse/berliner Kindheit Um Neunzehnhundert [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783596903191
ISBN-10: 359690319X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Radical Thinkers Classics Minima Moralia Culture and Materialism For Marx Aesthetics and Politics
2010 - Radical Thinkers Classics Minima Moralia Culture and Materialism for Marx Aesthetics and Politics [Shrinkwrapped Set - Vol. 1-4 - Radical Thinkers Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781844676651
ISBN-10: 184467665X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Obra completa IV-1 / Complete Work
2010 - Obra Completa IV-1 / Complete Work [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788496775770
ISBN-10: 8496775771
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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2009 - The Origin of German Tragic Drama [Reprint - Radical Thinkers] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Radical Thinkers Set 4 [Vol. 12 Volume Set - Radical Thinkers] (Paperback)
2007 - Erzhlen (Paperback)
2007 - Aesthetics and Politics [Radical Thinkers] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Historias Y Relatos/ Histories and Stories [Modernos Y Clasicos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Libro De Los Pasajes/ the Arcades Project [Via Lactea/ Milky Way - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2003 - Essais Sur Brecht [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Passages [French Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - One-way Street and Other Writings [The Verso Classics Series] (Paperback)
1995 - Research Some Ground Rules [Oxford Science Publications] (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - La Metafisica De La Juventud/ the Methaphysic of Youth [Pensamiento Contemporaneo / Contemporary Thought - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1993 - Briefe (Hardcover)
Sens Unique [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Aussichten Illustrierte Aufsatze [Insel Taschenbuch - German Edition] (Paperback)
Sonette [Bd. 876 der Bibliothek Suhrkamp - German Edition] (Other)
Illuminationen Ausgew Schriften [Suhrkamp-Taschenbuch - German Edition] (Paperback)
Der Begriff Der Kunstkritik in Der Deutschen Romantik [Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft - German Edition] (Other)
Benjamin Uber Kafka Texte Briefzeugnisse Aufzeichnungen [Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft - German Edition] (Other)
Moskauer Tagebuch [Edition Suhrkamp ; n.F., Bd. 20 - German Edition] (Other)
Gesammelte Schriften [German Edition] (Hardcover)
Gesammelte Briefe [German Edition] (Hardcover)
A Modernidade [Portuguese] (Paperback)
Estetica Y Politica [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)