Selected Writings: Volume 2, 1927-1934. Edited by Michael W. Jennings et al.
Benjamin, Walter; .
Price: 95.00 USD
Cambridge: The Belknap Press, 1999. A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This second volume in Benjamin's critical writings, features many pieces that have not been previously translated into English. Volume two covers the years 1927 to 1934 during the final years of the Weimar Republic just as the Nazi movement was preparing to overtake the country. During these years, Benjamin writes critically on popular culture and addresses his theories of the media and the visual arts as well as the idea of modernity. He also writes on such major figures as Brecht, Valery, and Gide and on subjects ranging from film, radio and the novel to memory, kitsch, and the theory of language. In these 870 pages, Benjamin also muses on the new modes of perception brought forward by techniques of photographic enlargement and cinematic montage along with his fascination with old toys, the mysteries of food and the significance of Mickey Mouse. Catalog Chai First Printing of the First US Edition.