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Joanna Hodge reviews Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Joanna Hodge has reviewed an important new book Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W Jennings for Times Higher. As is mentioned in the review, this book is particularly notable because the authors edited the important … Continue reading

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Current reading…Simmel, Globalization, Benjamin

I haven’t posted very much on here recently about the things I’ve been reading (this is one of the things I’ve used this blog for over the last couple of years, with me adding short reviews of articles and books). … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin discussion audio

Thinking Allowed on BBC Radio 4 are currently broadcasting a short series of programmes on social theory. The audio podcasts of the shows are available permanently. The most recent show was a discussion of the work of Walter Benjamin that … Continue reading

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The Late Walter Benjamin by John Schad

I’ve just started reading this. It’s a novel in which a London council estate resident in the 1960s thinks he’s Walter Benjamin. What a great idea.

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Walter Benjamin: a biography

Whilst I’m finishing off my current book I’ve been collecting together some texts for my next project. This biography of Walter Benjamin took a little bit of getting hold of, but it arrived today. It’s a second hand copy. I’ve … Continue reading


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The full set

To help keep me motivated I’ve been compiling books for my next project. I’ve had two volumes of the Walter Benjamin Harvard University Press set for a while. I thought I should complete the set.

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The philosophy of Walter Benjamin Conference

Goldsmiths are hosting a really great looking conference on ‘The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin’. It looks like they’ve had loads of interest and its expanded to two days. The programme looks really interesting. Here are the details.

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Reading Walter Benjamin’s complete correspondence

Over the last few days I’ve been reading through the new paperback edition of Walter Benjamin’s complete correspondence. I’ve managed about 120 pages of the 650. I’ve always liked Benjamin’s writings. These letter’s cover his adult life, from 1910 to … Continue reading

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