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The works of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) are widely acclaimed asbeing among the most original and provocative writings oftwentieth-century critical thought, and have become requiredreading for scholars and students in a range of academicdisciplines.
This book provides a lucid introduction to Benjamin's oeuvrethrough a close and sensitive reading not only of his majorstudies, but also of some of his less familiar essays andfragments. Gilloch offers an original interpretation of, and freshinsights into, the continuities between Benjamin's always demandingand seemingly disparate texts.
Gilloch's book will be of particular interest to students andscholars in social theory, literary theory, cultural and mediastudies and urban studies who are seeking a sophisticated yetreadable overview of Benjamin's work. It will also prove rewardingreading for those already well-versed in Benjaminian thought.read more