Walter Benjamin

Benjamin in 1928 Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (; ; 15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish mysticism, Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism, and historical materialism. He was associated with the Frankfurt School, and also maintained formative friendships with thinkers such as playwright Bertolt Brecht and Kabbalah scholar Gershom Scholem. He was also related by law to German political theorist and philosopher Hannah Arendt through her first marriage to Benjamin's cousin, Günther Anders.

Among Benjamin's best known works are the essays "The Task of the Translator" (1923), "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936), and "Theses on the Philosophy of History" (1940). His major work as a literary critic included essays on Baudelaire, Goethe, Kafka, Kraus, Leskov, Proust, Walser, and translation theory. He also made major translations into German of the ''Tableaux Parisiens'' section of Baudelaire's ''Les Fleurs du mal'' and parts of Proust's ''À la recherche du temps perdu''. In 1940, at the age of 48, Benjamin committed suicide at Portbou on the French–Spanish border while attempting to escape from the invading Wehrmacht. Though popular acclaim eluded him during his life, the decades following his death won his work posthumous renown. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Benjamin, Walter
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by Benjamin, Walter
Published 2012
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by Benjamin, Walter
Published 2005
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by Benjamín, Walter
Published 1999
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Cuadros de un pensamiento
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Benjamin, Walter
Published 1992
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Libro de los pasajes
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Benjamin, Walter
Published 2011
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by Benjamin, Walter
Published 1995
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by Benjamin Walter
Published 2011
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by Benjamin, Walter
Published 1999
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Libro de los pasajes
Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 2005
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Imaginación y sociedad
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamín, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1988
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Correspondencia 1933-1940
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1987
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Haschisch
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamín, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1984
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Sobre algunos temas en Baudelaire
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1999
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Calle de dirección única
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 2011
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La metafísica de la juventud
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamín, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1993
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Sobre la fotografía
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.
Published 2008
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by Benjamin Walter 1842-1940
Published 2011
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Obras
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Benjamin, Walter (1892-1940)
Published 2007
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by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1986
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