Moscow Diary / Edition 1

Moscow Diary / Edition 1

by Walter Benjamin
     
 

The life of the literary critic and philosopher Benjamin (1892-1940) is a veritable allegory of the life of letters in the twentieth century. Benjamin's intellectual odyssey included an eventful trip to the Soviet Union. His stunning account of that journey is unique among his writings for the frank, merciless way he struggles with his motives and his conscience.See more details below

Overview

The life of the literary critic and philosopher Benjamin (1892-1940) is a veritable allegory of the life of letters in the twentieth century. Benjamin's intellectual odyssey included an eventful trip to the Soviet Union. His stunning account of that journey is unique among his writings for the frank, merciless way he struggles with his motives and his conscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674587441
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

  • Preface [Gershom Scholem]
  • Moscow Diary
  • Appendices

    • “Russian Toys” by Walter Benjamin
    • Letters from Walter Benjamin


  • Afterword [Gary Smith]
  • Index

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