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 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" (1935), 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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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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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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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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Infancia en Berlín hacia el mil novecientos
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 2011
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Tentativas sobre Brecht
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1999
Book
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Dos ensayos sobre Goethe
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1996
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El truco preferido de Satán
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 2012
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Paris, capitale du XIXº siécle le livre des passages
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1997
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Personajes alemanes
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1995
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by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1989
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El origen del drama barroco alemán
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamín, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1990
Book
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El París de Baudelaire
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 2012
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by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1998
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Poesía y capitalismo
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 1988
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Estética y política
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940
Published 2009
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