Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Illuminations: Essays and Reflections. Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Harry Zohn, Edited and.
Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1968. First English language edition. Hardcover. Octavo. (6), 280pp. Original illustrated wrappers over black cloth with gold lettering and publisher's device on spine. Ochre endpapers. This remarkable work is the first English translation of a selection from Benjamin's writings. It includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt the closest personal affinity, his studies on Baudelaire and Proust, both of whom he translated, his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his noted, penetrating study on "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," a cultural assessment of the interrelation of art, technology, and mass society, an illuminating discussion of translation as a literary mode, and his theses on the philosophy of history. Price $5.95 on inside flap. Light rubbing and very light creasing and chipping along edges of wrappers. Binding with very light wear along edges. Free front endpaper with crease at upper right corner. Light age toning of block. Wraps in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg / very good +. Item #44055

Price: $450.00

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