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Benjamin, Walter 

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Ian Buchanan

(1892–1940)German cultural critic and essayist, best known for his account of the impact of new technology on aesthetics. Born to a genteel and reasonably well-to-do Jewish merchant family in Berlin, Benjamin grew up in Charlottenburg and Grünewald, which at that time were outside the city limits of Berlin. Although Jewish, his family were not especially observant. Benjamin took an interest in ... ...

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