The works of Walter Benjamin (1892 1940) are widely acclaimed as being among the most original and provocative writings of twentieth century critical thought, and have become required reading for scholars and students in a range of academic disciplines.
Introduction: Benjamin as a Key Contemporary Thinker.
Chapter 1. Immanent Criticism and Exemplary Critique.
Chapter 2. Allegory and Melancholy.
Chapter 3. From Cityscape to Dreamworld.
Chapter 4. Paris and the Arcades.
Chapter 5. Culture and Critique in Crisis.
Chapter 6. Benjamin On Air, Benjamin on Aura.
Chapter 7. Love at Last Sight.
Conclusion: Towards a Contemporary Constellation.