ISBN-10:
0674174151
ISBN-13:
9780674174153
Pub. Date:
03/01/1992
Publisher:
Harvard
The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 / Edition 1

The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 / Edition 1

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Overview

The legendary correspondence between the critic Walter Benjamin and the historian Gershom Scholem bears indispensable witness to the inner lives of two remarkable and enigmatic personalities. Benjamin, acknowledged today as on of the leading literary and social critics of his day, was known during his lifetime by only a small circle of friends and intellectual confreres. Scholem recognized the genius of his friend and mentor during their student days in Berlin, and the two began to correspond after Scholem’s emigration to Palestine. Their impassioned exchange draws the reader into the very heart of their complex relationship during the anguished years from 1932 until Benjamin’s death in 1940.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674174153
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/01/1992
Edition description: 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gershom Scholem (1897–1982), a close friend of Walter Benjamin, was Professor of Jewish Mysticism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gary Smith is an editor at work on the Einstein Papers project.

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