The more than one hundred letters in this book will allow readers to trace the developing character of Benjamin's and Adorno's attitudes toward each other and toward their many friends. When this book appeared in German, it caused a sensation because it includes passages previously excised from other German editions of the letters--passages in which the two friends celebrate their own intimacy with frank remarks about other people. Ideas presented elliptically in the theoretical writings are set forth here with much greater clarity. Not least, the letters provide material crucial for understanding the genesis of Benjamin's "Arcades Project,"
|Hardcover Book, 400 pages||English|
|Harvard University Press (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780674154278||6.49 x 9.57 x 1.33 inches|
|Philosophers Biography& Philosophers Autobiography|