ISBN-10:
0674013557
ISBN-13:
9780674013551
Pub. Date:
02/16/2004
Publisher:
Harvard
Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926

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ISBN-13: 9780674013551
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 02/16/2004
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 842,747
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis.

Marcus Bullock is Professor of German, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Michael W. Jennings is Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

  • Metaphysics of Youth, 1913–1919

    • “Experience”
    • The Metaphysics of Youth
    • Two Poems by Friedrich Hölderlin
    • The Life of Students
    • Aphorisms on Imagination and Color
    • A Child’s View of Color
    • Socrates
    • Trauerspiel and Tragedy
    • The Role of Language in Trauerspiel and Tragedy
    • On Language as Such and on the Language of Man
    • Theses on the Problem of Identity
    • Dostoevsky’s The Idiot
    • Painting and the Graphic Arts
    • Painting, or Signs and Marks
    • The Ground of Intentional Immediacy
    • The Object: Triangle
    • Perception Is Reading
    • On Perception
    • Comments on Gundolf’s Goethe
    • On the Program of the Coming Philosophy
    • Stifter
    • Every Unlimited Condition of the Will
    • Types of History
    • The Concept of Criticism in German Romanticism
    • Fate and Character
    • Analogy and Relationship
    • The Paradox of the Cretan
    • The Currently Effective Messianic Elements


  • Angelus Novus, 1920–1926

    • The Theory of Criticism
    • Categories of Aesthetics
    • On Semblance
    • World and Time
    • According to the Theory of Duns Scotus
    • On Love and Related Matters
    • The Right to Use Force
    • The Medium through Which Works of Art Continue to Influence Later Ages
    • Critique of Violence
    • The Task of the Translator
    • Notes for a Study of the Beauty of Colored Illustrations in Children’s Books
    • Riddle and Mystery
    • Outline for a Habilitation Thesis
    • Language and Logic (I–III)
    • Theory of Knowledge
    • Truth and Truths / Knowledge and Elements of Knowledge
    • Imagination
    • Beauty and Semblance
    • The Philosophy of History of the Late Romantics and the Historical School
    • The Meaning of Time in the Moral Universe
    • Capitalism as Religion
    • Announcement of the Journal Angelus Novus
    • Goethe’s Elective Affinities
    • Baudelaire (II, III)
    • Calderón’s El Mayor Monstruo, Los Celos and Hebbel’s Herades und Mariamne
    • Letter to Florens Christian Rang
    • Stages of Intention
    • Outline of the Psychophysical Problem
    • Even the Sacramental Migrates into Myth
    • On the Topic of Individual Disciplines and Philosophy
    • “Old Forgotten Children’s Books”
    • Naples
    • Curriculum Vitae (I)
    • Reflections on Humboldt
    • Review of Bernoulli’s Bachofen
    • Johann Peter Hehel (I): On the Centenary of His Death
    • Johann Peter Hebel (II): A Picture Puzzle for the Centenary of His Death
    • A Glimpse into the World of Children’s Books
    • One-Way Street


  • A Note on the Texts
  • Chronology, 1892–1926
  • Index

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