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by Gary Smith,Richard Sieburth,Gershom Scholem,Walter Benjamin

  • Author: Gary Smith,Richard Sieburth,Gershom Scholem,Walter Benjamin
  • ISBN: 0674587448
  • ISBN13: 978-0674587441
  • ePub: 1532 kb | FB2: 1948 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (July 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 156
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Moscow Diary ePub download

Moscow Diary is chiefly interesting not for what it tells us about Moscow during December 1926 but for what it tells us about Walter Benjamin, who has by now emerged as both a major figure in modern German literature and criticism and as the preeminent poet-historian of the modern European city. Moscow Diary is the longest of Benjamin’s autobiographical writings.

Translated by Richard Sieburth . Preface by Gershom Scholem. The book is a supreme example of the kind of mental equipment any traveller would like to take with him, to any place. Moscow Diary is chiefly interesting not for what it tells us about Moscow during December 1926 but for what it tells us about Walter Benjamin, who has by now emerged as both a major figure in modern German literature and criticism and as the preeminent poet-historian of the modern European city.

Richard Sieburth is Associate Professor of French, New York University. Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), a close friend of Walter Benjamin, was Professor of Jewish Mysticism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Библиографические данные. Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem.

The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin, ed. and annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor Adorno', t. Moscow Diary', ed. Gary Smith, tr. Richard Sieburth, with a preface by Gershom Scholem. and annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor Adorno', tr. Manfried Jacobson and Evelyn Jacobson, with a foreword by Gershom Scholem. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1994. The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem 1932-1940', ed. Gershom Scholem, tr. Gary Smith and André Lefèvre, with an introduction by Anson Rabinbach. and London: Harvard University Press, 1986. One-Way Street and Other Writings,' tr.

Moscow Diary by Walter Benjamin (Harvard University Press, 1986). interview) Jacques Darras, A L'Ecoute: Entretiens avec Richard Sieburth sur la poésie de langue anglaise et sa traduction (In'hui/Le Castor Astral, 2018). Nights As Day, Days As Night by Michel Leiris (Eridanos Books, 1988). Sun by Michael Palmer (Ulysse Fin-de-Siècle, 1988). interview) Jacques Darras, A L'Ecoute: Entretiens avec Richard Sieburth sur la poésie de langue anglaise et sa traduction (In'hui/Le Castor Astral, 2018) References.

Preface by Gershom Scholem Moscow Diary Appendices 'Russian Toys" by Walter Benjamin Letters from Walter . Richard Sieburth is Associate Professor of French, New York University

Preface by Gershom Scholem Moscow Diary Appendices 'Russian Toys" by Walter Benjamin Letters from Walter Benjamin Afterword by Gary Smith Index show more. The German literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, who died in 1940, was one of Europe's grandest thinkers. Richard Sieburth is Associate Professor of French, New York University.

Walter Benjamin, Gary Smith, R. Sieburth. The life of the German-Jewish literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is a veritable allegory of the life of letters in the twentieth century.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is a german-jewish literary critic and one of the most influential cultural philosophers of the 20th Century. As an eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism and Jewish mysticism, he made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism and historical materialism.

The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem .

The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940. Früher und intensiver als vielfach vermutet, nahm Walter Benjamin an der inner jüdischen Debatte um die Identität der deutschen Juden teil. The noted scholar Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) was a close friend of Walter Benjamin and was Professor of Jewish Mysticism at Hebrew University. Country of Publication. Translated by. R.

The life of the German-Jewish literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) is a veritable allegory of the life of letters in the twentieth century. Benjamin’s intellectual odyssey culminated in his death by suicide on the Franco–Spanish border, pursued by the Nazis, but long before he had traveled to the Soviet Union. His stunning account of that journey is unique among Benjamin’s writings for the frank, merciless way he struggles with his motives and conscience.

Perhaps the primary reason for his trip was his affection for Asja Lācis, a Latvian Bolshevik whom he had first met in Capri in 1924 and who would remain an important intellectual and erotic influence on him throughout the twenties and thirties. Asja Lācis resided in Moscow, eking out a living as a journalist, and Benjamin’s diary is, on one level, the account of his masochistic love affair with this elusive―and rather unsympathetic―object of desire. On another level, it is the story of a failed romance with the Russian Revolution; for Benjamin had journeyed to Russia not only to inform himself firsthand about Soviet society, but also to arrive at an eventual decision about joining the Communist Party. Benjamin’s diary paints the dilemma of a writer seduced by the promises of the Revolution yet unwilling to blinker himself to its human and institutional failings.

Moscow Diary is more than a record of ideological ambivalence; its literary value is considerable. Benjamin is one of the great twentieth-century physiognomists of the city, and his portrait of hibernal Moscow stands beside his brilliant evocations of Berlin, Naples, Marseilles, and Paris. Students of this particularly interesting period will find Benjamin’s eyewitness account of Moscow extraordinarily illuminating.