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Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship (New York Review Books Classics)
     

Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship (New York Review Books Classics)

by Gershom Scholem
 

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ISBN-10: 1590170326

ISBN-13: 2901590170327

Pub. Date: 03/24/2003

Publisher: New York Review Books

Gershom Scholem was a teenager when he and Walter Benjamin became close friends. Here he illuminates their common engagement with the Kabbalah and sharp disagreement over Marxism, while registering his undying sorrow at Benjamin’s refusal to emigrate to Palestine and his suicide in 1940. This remarkable memoir is both a portrait of two searching thinkers and a moving

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Gershom Scholem was a teenager when he and Walter Benjamin became close friends. Here he illuminates their common engagement with the Kabbalah and sharp disagreement over Marxism, while registering his undying sorrow at Benjamin’s refusal to emigrate to Palestine and his suicide in 1940. This remarkable memoir is both a portrait of two searching thinkers and a moving exploration of the meaning of friendship. “An invaluable document about ... two of the century’s most profound minds.” — Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN-13:
2901590170327
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Series:
NYRB Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
328

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