From Publishers Weekly
An extraordinary collection of writings of a major modern thinker and cultural critic, this is a companion volume to Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, recounts Berlin in the '20s, recalls conversations with Brecht, provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. PW called this "haunting, brilliant, modern."
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"There has been no more original, no more serious critic and reader in our time."
"Benjamin is a legitimate ancestor of much that for the moment is most alive in criticism."
"This book is just that: reflections of a highly polished mind that uncannily approximate the century's fragments of shattered traditions." - Time