Author of the Month: Walter Benjamin

Our author of the month for June is the German philosopher, literary critic and essayist Walter Benjamin. Although relatively little known during his lifetime, Benjamin’s works have, since his death by suicide on the French-Spanish border while in flight from the Nazis, come to be recognized as some of the most significant contributions to the culture of modernism in the first half of the 20th century. Drop in to Bury Place to browse our dedicated Benjamin table, and check out our booklist here.

The Arcades Project

Walter Benjamin, edited by Rolf Tiedemann, translated by Kevin McLaughlin and Howard Eiland

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Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project is Benjamin’s effort to represent and to critique the ...



Walter Benjamin

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Features ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, ‘The Task of the Translator’ and ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’, as well as essays on ...


Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Howard Eiland

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Walter Benjamin was perhaps the twentieth century’s most elusive intellectual. His writings defy categorization, and his improvised existence has proven irresistible to ...


One-Way Street and Other Writings

Walter Benjamin, translated by J.A. Underwood, introduction by Amit Chaudhuri

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Walter Benjamin – philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist – was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth century. This title brings ...


Walter Benjamin

Esther Leslie

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Walter Benjamin, critic, essayist, translator, philosopher one of the twentieth century’s most influential intellectuals continues to intrigue. This book acknowledges ...