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Walter Benjamin

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Walter Benjamin by Norbert Bolz
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Benjamin's writings are a curious mixture of esoteric, sometimes mystical Jewish thought, artistic modernism, and unorthodox Marxism. He united an apocalyptic vision of history with a concern for the material, productive basis of art. Fascinated by tradition, yet a radical spokesman for the new technological media, steeped in high German philosophy, but a champion of the proletariat, Benjamin was in turn philologist, literary critic, political commentator, and philosopher of history. Bolz and van Reijen proceed from the standpoint that Benjamin's thought was shaped by his attempt to connect extremes - to make the theological idea of salvation fruitful for political thought. Then, they go on to structure Benjamin's important clusters of themes in light of the radical consequences of this intention.

Author Biography

Norbert Bolz is Professor of Theory of Communication at the University of Essen. Willem van Reijen is Professor of Philosophy at Utrecht University.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1991
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Prometheus Books
Pages
120
Dimensions
155x230x10
ISBN-13
9781573924290
Product ID
2250446

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