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Berlin Childhood Around 1900 Cover Image
By Walter Benjamin, Howard Eiland (Translator)
ISBN: 9780674022225
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Published: Belknap Press - April 1st, 2006

If Proust had written his autobiography in modernist fragments instead of personalizing Hegel's massive Phenomenology of Spirit, it might have looked like this lovely mosaic of moments from Benjamin's childhood in a rapidly modernizing Germany. Benjamin allegorizes memories of his youth in a bourgeois Jewish family and takes a snapshot of Berlin at the historical joint between the 19th and 20th centuries--a moment that he theorizes profoundly in his philosophical and critical works.