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Book review: Walter Benjamin: a critical life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings

McDonagh, Luke (2014) Book review: Walter Benjamin: a critical life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings. LSE Review of Books (11 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings’ book maps the life of philosopher Walter Benjamin from beginning to end, tracing the roots of his thought all the way from his early childhood to his seminal work as part of the esteemed ‘Frankfurt School’, and ultimately to his last months in Paris. The biography is very well written, featuring sparse, elegant prose – a lot is said, yet a lot is left to the imagination – and it is this characteristic that ultimately makes Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life such a great read, writes Luke McDonagh.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 13:32
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57413

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