The paintings of the good literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin is an audacious plotting of background, artwork and inspiration; a reservoir of texts, commentaries, scraps and fragments of way of life, artwork and desires. It includes myriad smaller files, within which Benjamin collected jointly every kind of artefacts, assortments of pictures, texts and symptoms, themselves representing stories, rules and hopes, each one of which used to be enthusiastically logged, systematized and analyzed via their writer. In them, Benjamin laid the basis for the salvaging of his personal legacy.
This particular e-book, produced in organization with the Benjamin Archive, delves into those data. They comprise rigorously laid-out manuscripts; photograps of a house with sumptuous furnishings, arcades, Russian toys; photo postcards from Tuscany and the Balearics; meticulous and unconventional registers, card indexes and catalogs; notebooks, during which each sq. centimeter is roofed; a collation of his son’s first phrases and sentences; riddles and enigmatic Sibyls. every thing this is subtly interlinked with every little thing else.
Intricate and intimate, Walter Benjamin’s Archive leads correct into the middle of his paintings, yielding a wealthy and targeted portrait of its writer.