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by K. Shorter,E. Jephcott,Walter Benjamin

Free eBook One-way Street and Other Writings download ISBN: 0860910148
Author: K. Shorter,E. Jephcott,Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Verso Books; First Edition edition (May 1, 1979)
Language: English
Pages: 392
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics and Government
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The 1979 London book contained several of the same Benjamin writings as the above Penguin book, but not all of the above Penguin writings . Walter Benjamin is an icon for looking at urban culture in new ways (100 years ago).

The 1979 London book contained several of the same Benjamin writings as the above Penguin book, but not all of the above Penguin writings, and the London book does have a few other writings which are not in the Penguin book. The London book writings were translated by Edmund Jephcott and Kingsley Shorter. The London book contains an introduction by Susan Sontag and an informative publisher's note.

The London book writings were translated by Edmund Jephcott and Kingsley Shorter.

One-Way Street is Benjamin’s most daring and experimental book; though short, it contains a wide range of genres ranging from aphorisms and political satire to maxims and instructions. Carolin Duttlinger, Times Literary Supplement. Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis.

One-Way Street and Other Writings,' tr. Edmund Jephcott and Kingsley Shorter, with an introduction by Susan Sontag. Reflections: Aphorisms, Essays and Autobiographical Writings', ed. Peter Demetz, tr. Edmund Jephcott. Personal Information. For someone whose writings are as dispersed as mine, and for whom present conditions no longer allow the illusion that they will be gathered together again one.

Walter Benjamin, Edmund . Jephcott (Translator). K. Shorter (Translator). One-way street, and other writings (Hardcover). Published May 1st 1979 by NLB. Hardcover, 392 pages. ISBN: 185984197X (ISBN13: 9781859841976).

by K. Shorter, Translated by E. Jephcott, By (author) Walter Benjamin

Translated by K. Jephcott, By (author) Walter Benjamin. This volume contains a selection of Benjamin's writings, including the set of aphorisms 'One-Way Street', which enables the reader to appreciate the magnitude of his intellectual achievement. Format Hardback 392 pages. Dimensions 156 x 234mm 581g. Publication date 01 May 1979. Publisher Verso Books. Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom.

Edmund J ephcott Kingsley Shorter

Edmund J ephcott Kingsley Shorter. All texts in this volume are included in Walter Benjamin, Gesammelte Schriften, Bd I-IV, published by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt 1974-1976, with the exception of Berliner Chronik, published by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt 1970

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

Walter Benjamin philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth century. Also including writings on subjects ranging from Proust to Kafka, violence to surrealism, this is the essential volume on one of the most prescient critical voices of the modern age. Contains: 'Unpacking My Library'; 'One-Way Street'; 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction ; 'Brief History of Photography'; 'Hashish in Marseille'; 'On the Critique of Violence'; 'The Job of the Translator'; 'Surrealism'; 'Franz Kafka' and 'Picturing Proust'.

One-way Street and Other Writings. Walter Benjamin, introduction by Susan Sontag, translated by Edmund Jephcott and K. Shorter. From the publisher: This is a representative selection of Walter Benjamin’s intellectual and literary writings. The introduction by Susan Sontag explores and assesses the enigmatic temperament of the author.

This is a representative selection of Walter Benjamin's intellectual and literary writings.

This volume contains a selection of Benjamin's writings, including the set of aphorisms 'One-Way Street', which enables the reader to appreciate the magnitude of his intellectual achievement.
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Voodoolkree
The above 2009 Penguin Classics edition is translated by J. A. Underwood and has an introduction by Amit Chaudhuri. Benjamin's writings are as listed in the above book description. I found Chaudhuri's introduction only partially helpful, but of course the value of this book is Benjamin's writings.
Prospective readers may want to know that a book was previously published in London in 1979 by Harcourt Brace with the same title and author. The 1979 London book contained several of the same Benjamin writings as the above Penguin book, but not all of the above Penguin writings, and the London book does have a few other writings which are not in the Penguin book. The London book writings were translated by Edmund Jephcott and Kingsley Shorter. The London book contains an introduction by Susan Sontag and an informative publisher's note.
I do not see a great deal of difference in the Benjamin translations, per se, however the Susan Sontag introduction and the publisher's note in the London book are well worth reading (they can be found online).
Buyers may want to confirm which book they are ordering.
Enditaling
This is an atrocious new translation of these essays. Translating Benjamin is of course an extraordinary challenge, but this attempt is clunky, labored, and, scandalously inaccurate. How ironic that "Task of the Translator" appears here.

If a translator's gonna get it that wrong, he could at least do it will some style.

"Stick no bills" (p. 69), seriously?
Nuadador
An intoxicating walk through the urban streets of early 20th century Paris. This is a prime example of Benjamin's 'literary montage' technique. The small snippets of prose point towards Baudelaire's innovative prose poems of the mid-nineteenth century. A joy to read. Funny, whimsical, beautiful, chaotic, imaginative.
Shakagul
Walter Benjamin is an icon for looking at urban culture in new ways (100 years ago).