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Walter Benjamin

Philosopher, Author (15-Jul-1892 — 26-Sep-1940)


Robert Alter. Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, and Scholem. Harvard University Press. 1991. 131pp.

Andrew Benjamin (editor). The Problems of Modernity: Adorno and Benjamin. London; New York: Routledge. 1989. 220pp.

Andrew Benjamin; Peter Osborne (editors). Walter Benjamin's Philosophy: Destruction and Experience. London; New York: Routledge. 1994. 312pp.

Momme Brodersen. Translated by Malcolm R. Green; Ingrida Ligers (original 1990).. Walter Benjamin: A Biography. London: Verso/New Left. 1996. 334pp.

Momme Brodersen. Walter Benjamin: Bibliografia critica generale (1913-1983). Palermo: Centro internazionale studi di estetica. 1984. 189pp. Language: Italian.

Susan Buck-Morss. The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project. Cambridge, MA; London: MIT Press. 1989. 493pp.

Susan Buck-Morss. The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute. Simon and Schuster. 1979. 352pp.

Margaret Cohen. Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution. Berkeley, CA; London: University of California Press. 1993. 271pp.

Terry Eagleton. Walter Benjamin: Or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism. London: New Left. 1981. 185pp.

Gerhard Fischer (editor). With the Sharpened Axe of Reason: Approaches to Walter Benjamin. Berg Publishers. 1996. 229pp.

Michael William Jennings. Dialectical Images: Walter Benjamin's Theory of Literary Criticism. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press. 1987. 233pp.

Reinhard Markner; Thomas Weber (editors). Literatur über Walter Benjamin: Kommentierte Bibliographie, 1983-1992. Hamburg: Argument. 1993. 311pp. Language: German.

John McCole. Walter Benjamin and the Antinomies of Tradition. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press. 1993.

Jeffrey Mehlman. Walter Benjamin for Children: An Essay on His Radio Years. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1993.

Pierre Missac. Translated by Shierry Weber Nicholsen (original 1987). Walter Benjamin's Passages. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1995.

Rainer Nägele (editor). Benjamin's Ground: New Readings of Walter Benjamin. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. 1988.

Gerhard Richter (editor). Benjamin's Ghosts: Interventions in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2002. 365pp.

Gerhard Richter. Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. 2000. 308pp.

Rainer Rochlitz. Translated by Jane Marie Todd. The Disenchantment of Art: The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin. New York; London: The Guilford Press. 1996. 298pp.

Gershom Scholem. Translated by Harry Zohn. Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship. Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publications Society of America. 1981.

Gary Smith (editor). Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 1989. 263pp. Reprinted from Fall-winter 1983-84 issue of the Philosophical Forum, vol. XV, nos. 1-2

Gary Smith (editor). On Walter Benjamin: Critical Essays and Recollections. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1991.

Bernd Witte. Translated by James Rolleston (from German, 1985).. Walter Benjamin: An Intellectual Biography. Wayne State University Press. 1991. 226pp.

Richard Wolin. Walter Benjamin: An Aesthetic of Redemption. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1994.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.60)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.62)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.269)

  9. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.63-67)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.95)

  11. One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers (pp.15-17)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.53)

  13. Thinkers of the Twentieth Century (p.51)

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