Walter Benjamin

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Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German literary critic, philosopher, social critic, translator, radio broadcaster and essayist. Combining elements of German idealism or Romanticism, Historical Materialism and Jewish mysticism, Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory and Wes ...
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11 November 2014
The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
11 November 2014
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
11 November 2014
Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information—hence, something inessential. This is the hallmark of bad translations.
11 November 2014
The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
11 November 2014
Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.


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