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|Title||:||Berlin Childhood around 1900|
|Number of Pages||:||192|
|Category||:||German literature, Non fiction, Germany, Philosophy, History, Biography|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Berlin Childhood around 1900 Begun in Poveromo Italy in and extensively revised in i Berlin Childhood around i remained unpublished during Walter Benjamin s lifetime one of his large scale defeats Now translated into English for the first time in book form on the basis of the recently discovered final version that contains the author s own arrangement of a suite of luminous vignettes it can be more widely appreciated as one of the masterpieces of twentieth century prose writing .
Not an autobiography in the customary sense Benjamin s recollection of his childhood in an upper middle class Jewish home in Berlin s West End at the turn of the century becomes an occasion for unified expeditions into the depths of memory In this diagram of his life Benjamin focuses not on persons or events but on places and things all seen from the perspective of a child a collector flaneur and allegorist in one .
This book is also one of Benjamin s great city texts bringing to life the cocoon of his childhood the parks streets schoolrooms and interiors of an emerging metropolis It reads the city as palimpsest and labyrinth revealing unexpected lyricism in the heart of the familiar .
As an added gem a preface by Howard Eiland discusses the genesis and structure of the work which marks the culmination of Benjamin s attempt to do philosophy concretely