Walter Benjamin was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis. Howard Eiland is an editor and translator of Benjamin's writings.
Jul 07, Robert rated it really liked it It took a very long time to read but that is because it was a pleasure to read and who rushes through pleasure.
Perhaps too many of us. I found the discussion of Baudelaire useful, difficult and often even lovely. As Walter Benjamin looks back nearly a century to understand his own time, so I find much in his thoughts helpful not only to better understand and so read, Baudelaire, but also Benjamin.
I find Ben It took a very long time to read but that is because it was a pleasure to read and who rushes through pleasure.
I find Benjamin persuasive: Baudelaire is not simply the poet of Modern LIfe, but the poet of the psyche of Modern Life—the last lyric poet before lyric poetry was silenced by incessant noise.
A condition that defines both Hell and life as we know it. In the same way, we would profit, by reading Benjamin, dead now for 70 years, to understand something of our urban, if not urbane existence.
The shock has not gone away in spite of the cushion of personal digital technology. Niccolo Machiavelli, in another City, in the early 16th Century, wrote: Benjamin sought to understand the impact of industrial life on the experience of the urban dweller, we might find him useful in understanding the effects of the digital revolution on our consciousness.
Who, I wonder, will be our poet, the one, who in the manner of Baudelaire, manages to see inside the "works," from the privileged position of being on the outside?Now comes The Writer of Modern Life: Essays on Charles Baudelaire, edited by Princeton University professor Michael Jennings, and based on the writings of Walter Benjamin, a long dead German genius.
Benjamin dissects the author of Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) with a Marxist scalpel, among other unusual literary rutadeltambor.coms: 3. Now comes "The Writer of Modern Life: Essays on Charles Baudelaire," edited by Princeton University professor Michael Jennings, and based on the writings of Walter Benjamin, a long dead German rutadeltambor.coms: 2.
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Jennings.5/5(2). Walter Benjamin's essays on the great French lyric poet Charles Baudelaire revolutionized not just the way we think about Baudelaire, but our understanding of modernity and modernism as well.
In these essays, Benjamin challenges the image of Baudelaire as late-Romantic dreamer, and evokes instead /5. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. Oct 17, · Little things in life supplant the “great events.” —Peter Altenberg, as translated by Peter Wortsman. The figure of the flâneur—the stroller, the passionate wanderer emblematic of nineteenth-century French literary culture—has always been essentially timeless; he removes himself from the world while he stands astride its heart.