German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940)
|Died||26 September 1940 (aged 48)|
|Literary theory, aesthetics, philosophy of technology, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of history|
|Auratic perception, aestheticization of politics|
Jewish-East German judge and politician Hilde Benjamin was his brother's wife.
- Duden Aussprachewörterbuch (6 ed.). Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institut & F.A. Brockhaus AG. 2006.
- Witte, Bernd (1991). Walter Benjamin: An Intellectual Biography (English translation). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press. pp. 9. ISBN 0-8143-2018-X.
- Walter Benjamin, at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- The Internationale Walter Benjamin Gesellschaft. In English and German. Archived 2005-02-18 at the Wayback Machine (Defunct)
- Walter Benjamin at Marxists.org
- Fragments of the Passagenwerk: The Arcades Project, Giles Peaker
- Aufklärung für Kinder, by Walter Benjamin. 30 broadcasts for German Radio between 1929–1932 specifically for children, maybe 7–14 or so, each consisting of a 20 minute talk or monologue.
- One Way Street: Fragments for Walter Benjamin (1993), by John Hughes. This documentary provides clear and accessible introductions to some of the central ideas in Benjamin's writings.
- Protocols to the Experiments on Hashish, Opium and Mescaline Archived 2009-12-27 at the Wayback Machine Translated by Scott J. Thompson, copyright March 25, 1997
- From 'Rausch' to Rebellion Archived 2009-07-28 at the Wayback Machine An introductory essay by Scott J. Thompson
- Paris, capitale du XIXe siècle In French
- Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate Archived 2004-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
- "Walter Benjamin for Historians", American Historical Review, Vol. 106, No. 5. December 2001.
- "Walter Benjamin on the idea of Progress" ...and the law of "uneven and combined development"
- Who Killed Walter Benjamin..., (Spain/The Netherlands/Germany, 2005, 73 min.) a documentary film about the circumstances of Benjamin's death by David Mauas