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    DescriptionSeven decades after his death, German Jewish writer, philosopher, and literary critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) continues to fascinate and influence. Here Uwe Steiner offers a comprehensive and sophisticated introduction to the oeuvre of this intriguing theorist. Acknowledged only by a small circle of intellectuals during his lifetime, Benjamin is now a major figure whose work is essential to an understanding of modernity. Steiner traces the development of Benjamin's thought chronologically through his writings on philosophy, literature, history, politics, the media, art, photography, cinema, technology, and theology. "Walter Benjamin" reveals the essential coherence of its subject's thinking while also analyzing the controversial or puzzling facets of Benjamin's work. That coherence, Steiner contends, can best be appreciated by placing Benjamin in his proper context as a member of the German philosophical tradition and a participant in contemporary intellectual debates. As Benjamin's writing attracts more and more readers in the English-speaking world, "Walter Benjamin" will be a valuable guide to this fascinating body of work.

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    Walter Benjamin
    An Introduction to His Work and Thought
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Uwe Steiner, Translated by Michael Winkler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226772219
    ISBN 10: 0226772217

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    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    09 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Uwe Steiner is professor in and chair of the Department of German Studies at Rice University and the author or editor of numerous books in German. Michael Winkler is professor emeritus of German studies at Rice University.
    Review quote
    "Steiner's dual focus on text and context offers a fruitful and illuminating introduction to Benjamin's challenging writings." - Paragraph "The book offers much to those long familiar with Benjamin's reception, as well as to those looking for a sound introduction." - Monatshefte"