While Benjamin’s quotes, photos and sketches are enlightening, they are nothing quite like the real thing. Here is a growing list of reading material on all things Benjamin and his followers.
Illuminations, by Walter Benjamin, Edited by Hannah Arendt, Translated by Harry Zohn
Reflections: Essays Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, by Walter Benjamin, Edited by Peter Demetz
Berlin Childhood Around 1900, by Walter Benjamin, Translated by Howard Eiland
On Hashish, by Walter Benjamin, Edited by Howard Eiland with an Introduction by Marcus Boon
Early Writings (1910-1917) by Walter Benjamin, Edited by Howard Eiland (out in 2011)
Walter Benjamin’s Archive: Images, Texts, Signs, by Walter Benjamin, Edited by Ursula Marx, Gudrun Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, Erdmut Wizisla, Translated by Esther Leslie.
One Way Street and Other Writings, by Walter Benjamin
The Arcades Project, by Walter Benjamin, Edited by Rolf Tiedermann, Translated from the German by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin
The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project, by Susan Buck-Morss
Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments, by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno, Edited by Gunzelin Schmid Noerr, Translated by Edmund Jephcott
Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords, by Theodor W. Adorno, Translated by Henry W. Pickford, Introduction by Lydia Goehr
Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism by Gershom Scholem
Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic, by Bertolt Brech, Translated by John Willett
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