A fictional re-creation of the life and times of intellectual, philosopher, and critic Walter Benjamin follows his intriguing life up to his final days, when he was forced to flee Paris ahead of the 1940 Nazi invasion. Tour.
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Parini's engaging novel of intellectual and personal history re-imagines the life of essayist and philosopher Walter Benjamin, one of this century's most brilliant literary and cultural critics. Benjamin, a German Jew forced into exile by Hitler, was not well-known at the time of his suicide in 1940 but in recent years has gained widespread admiration in academic circles for his subtle insights into the nature of literature. Parini's story, written in the voice of Benjamin's real-life longtime friend, Gershom Scholem, the scholar of Jewish mysticism, follows Benjamin on his tragic yet amazing journey to escape the increasingly dangerous Europe--all the while writing a 1000-page manuscript that would become his life's masterwork.About the Author:
Jay Parini is an acclaimed poet, novelist, and biographer. He is currently at work on a major new biography of Robert Frost, to be published by Holt in the fall of 1998. He teaches at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont.
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Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Company, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110805031804
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Company, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0805031804
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Company. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0805031804 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1336912