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On Walter Benjamin

Critical Essays and Recollections (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

by Gary Smith

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary theory,
  • German Prose,
  • Philosophy,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • French,
  • General,
  • Philosophy / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9636034M
    ISBN 100262691434
    ISBN 109780262691437


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Adorno followed Walter Benjamin’s death by nearly 30 years. The acrimony that grew between Arendt and Adorno during the intervening.