One-way Street by Walter Benjamin ; Translated By Edmund Jephcott ; Edited And With An Introduction By Michael W. Jennings ; Preface By Greil Marcus

Full Title: One-way Street
Author/Editor(s): Walter Benjamin (1892-1940); E. F. N. Jephcott; Michael William Jennings; Greil Marcus
ISBN: 0674052293, 9780674052291
Publisher: The Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press
Published Place: Cambridge Massachusetts
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: 20 cm
LCCN: 2015039382
Number of pages: 105 (xxv, 105 pages)
Categories:
Aphorisms And Apothegms
Epigrams
Philosophy, German > 20th Century
Aphorisms And Apothegms > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00811330
Epigrams > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00914131
Philosophy, German > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01060969


Content:
"One-Way Street is a thoroughfare unlike anything else in literature
by turns exhilarating and bewildering, requiring mental agility and a special kind of urban literacy. Presented here in a new edition with expanded notes, this genre-defying meditation on the semiotics of late-1920s Weimar culture offers a fresh opportunity to encounter Walter Benjamin at his most virtuosic and experimental, writing in a vein that anticipates later masterpieces such as 'On the Concept of History' and The Arcades Project. Composed of sixty short prose pieces that vary wildly in style and theme, One-Way Street evokes a dense cityscape of shops, cafes, and apartments, alive with the hubbub of social interactions and papered over with public inscriptions of all kinds: advertisements, signs, posters, slogans. Benjamin avoids all semblance of linear narrative, presenting readers with a seemingly random sequence of aphorisms, reminiscences, jokes, off-the-cuff observations, dreamlike fantasias, serious philosophical inquiries, apparently unserious philosophical parodies, and trenchant political commentaries. Providing remarkable insight into the occluded meanings of everyday things, Benjamin time and again proves himself the unrivalled interpreter of what he called 'the soul of the commodity.' Despite the diversity of its individual sections, Benjamin's text is far from formless. Drawing on the avant-garde aesthetics of Dada, Constructivism, and Surrealism, its unusual construction implies a practice of reading that cannot be reduced to simple formulas. Still refractory, still radical, One-Way Street is a work in perpetual progress."
Provided by publisher.
Translated from the German.

Notes:
"One-Way Street originally appeared in English in Reflections by Walter Benjamin."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-99) and index.

ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BU25.21840-11-6255986
Other ID: 926061415(OCLC);928109947(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
All Languages: English; German
LC Call No: PN6283 .B413 2016
Dewey Decimal: 838/.91209
Released Date: 20160927

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APA Style:
Benjamin, W., Jephcott, E.F.N., Jennings, M.W. & Marcus, G. (2016). One-way Street. Cambridge Massachusetts: The Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press.

MLA Style:
Benjamin, Walter, E. F. N. Jephcott, Michael William Jennings, and Greil Marcus. One-way Street. Cambridge Massachusetts: The Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press, 2016. Print.

Chicago Style:
Benjamin, Walter, E. F. N. Jephcott, Michael William Jennings, and Greil Marcus. One-way Street. Cambridge Massachusetts: The Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press, 2016.