The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 (Paperback)

The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 By Anson Rabinbach, Gershom Gerhard Scholem (Editor), Gary Smith (Translator) Cover Image
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The legendary correspondence between the critic Walter Benjamin and the historian Gershom Scholem bears indispensable witness to the inner lives of two remarkable and enigmatic personalities. Benjamin, acknowledged today as on of the leading literary and social critics of his day, was known during his lifetime by only a small circle of friends and intellectual confreres. Scholem recognized the genius of his friend and mentor during their student days in Berlin, and the two began to correspond after Scholem's emigration to Palestine. Their impassioned exchange draws the reader into the very heart of their complex relationship during the anguished years from 1932 until Benjamin's death in 1940.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780674174153
ISBN-10: 0674174151
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 1992
Pages: 320
Language: English