Sonnets

Sonnets

Walter Benjamin's sonnets, written to mourn his friend Fritz Heinle, constitute an important though little-known part of the philosopher's literary achievement and a unique contribution to the history of the German sonnet.

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Publication Studio Hudson

ISBN: 1624620817

Category: Poetry

Page: 394

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Walter Benjamin's sonnets, written to mourn his friend Fritz Heinle, constitute an important though little-known part of the philosopher's literary achievement and a unique contribution to the history of the German sonnet. Benjamin would add to their number over a decade, having begun his project soon after the outbreak of World War I and the suicide of his friend. They were among the writings that Benjamin, forced to flee France, entrusted to Georges Bataille in 1940 for safekeeping. Here, for the first time, readers of English are offered translations of all 73 "Heinle sonnets" along with the original German text and an extensive commentary. The Introductory Essay examines the poems' biographical context as well as Benjamin's bold approach to sonnet writing. These poems weave the deeply personal together with Benjamin's evolving religious and philosophical perspective--shedding new light on the emergence of the man and the thinker.
Categories: Poetry

The Benjamin Sonnets

The Benjamin Sonnets

Poetry. THE BENJAMIN SONNETS is a series of poems created through a process of "homophonic" translation from German writings by Walter Benjamin.

Author: Clint Burnham

Publisher: Bookthug

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132870101

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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Poetry. THE BENJAMIN SONNETS is a series of poems created through a process of "homophonic" translation from German writings by Walter Benjamin. They are ridiculous, but only in the sense that things unexpected and wonderful can be ridiculous. "I once sat for about 120 minutes in a film by Mizoguchi in Japanese without subtitles; after 15 minutes every word had a meaning, the entire dialog seemed to be in a patois composed from German, Spanish, French, Greek and English components. I understood it, but its light, ironic nonsense contradicted hilariously with the solemn acts on the court of some Shogun which was the content of the images. I have never felt like this again, except under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs, until I read Clint Burnham's BENJAMIN SONNETS, except that the backdrop here was not some aristocratic Japanese scenery, but Berlin. Benjamin himself has felt like this when, under the influence of something, he saw Venice in the upper Kurfuestentstrasse. Architecture and language, once you're able to forget or not know how to speak it, always make their own sense"--Diedrich Diedrichsen.
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Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin

Concerning the preservation of Benjamin's Nachlaß (posthumous papers), see
Tiedemann, Dialektik im Stillstand, 151–155. Benjamin's sonnets are printed in
GS, 7:27–67. They were composed ca. 1913–1922, though the dating is
uncertain.

Author: Howard Eiland

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674726208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 765

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Walter Benjamin was perhaps the twentieth century's most elusive intellectual. His writings defy categorization, and his improvised existence has proven irresistible to mythologizers. In a major new biography, Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings present a comprehensive portrait of the man and his times, as well as extensive commentary on his work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Walter Benjamin

The Cambridge Companion to Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin David S. Ferris, Ferris David S. 7. ... "Hoffnung im Vergangenen:
Uber Walter Benjamin," Schriften, vol. ... While they still await their translation into
English, Benjamin's sonnets are readily available in German, in addition to the ...

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521797241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the thought of the highly influential twentieth-century critic and theorist Walter Benjamin. The volume provides examinations of the different aspects of Benjamin's work that have had a significant effect on contemporary critical and historical thought. Topics discussed by experts in the field include Benjamin's relation to the avant-garde movements of his time, his theories on language and mimesis, modernity, his significance and relevance to modern cultural studies, and his autobiographical writings. Additional material includes a guide to further reading and a chronology.
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Walter Benjamin and the Antinomies of Tradition

Walter Benjamin and the Antinomies of Tradition

explain.34 But Heinle's suicide precipitated the end of Benjamin's engagement in
the youth movement . ... to the significance of the relationship for Benjamin lies in
his composition of seventy - three sonnets to his dead friend ( VII 27–64 ) .

Author: John Joseph McCole

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801497116

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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Selected for honorable mention for the Morris D. Forkosch Prize in intellectual history, awarded annually by the Journal of the History of Ideas"This sophisticated yet reader-friendly study represents a significant advance in American criticism on Walter Benjamin. . . . I endorse Irving Wohlfarth's statement that this is 'the best book-length study of Benjamin yet to have appeared in English' and enthusiastically recommend it to novice and devotee alike."—Philosophy and Literature
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Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin

Benjamin comments: 'what this sonnet communicates is simply this: far from
experiencing the crowd as an opposed, an-tagonistic element, this very crowd
brings to the city-dweller the figure that fascinates. The delight of the urban poet
is love ...

Author: Graeme Gilloch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745666662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The works of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) are widely acclaimed as being among the most original and provocative writings of twentieth-century critical thought, and have become required reading for scholars and students in a range of academic disciplines. This book provides a lucid introduction to Benjamin's oeuvre through a close and sensitive reading not only of his major studies, but also of some of his less familiar essays and fragments. Gilloch offers an original interpretation of, and fresh insights into, the continuities between Benjamin's always demanding and seemingly disparate texts. Gilloch's book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in social theory, literary theory, cultural and media studies and urban studies who are seeking a sophisticated yet readable overview of Benjamin's work. It will also prove rewarding reading for those already well-versed in Benjaminian thought.
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Walter Benjamin Philosophy

Walter Benjamin  Philosophy

13 BENJAMIN'S POLITICS Sandor Radnoti Source : Translated by John Fekete ,
Telos 37 ( 1978 ) : 63-81 . ... After the early sonnets and the carefully crafted
translations , it is during this period that Benjamin's genre , the “ illumination , ”
takes ...

Author: Peter Osborne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041532534X

Category:

Page: 483

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No other single author has so commanding a critical presence across so many disciplines within the arts and humanities, in so many national contexts, as Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). The belated reception of his work as a literary critic (dating from the late 1950s) has been followed by a rapid series of critical receptions in different contexts: Frankfurt Critical Theory and Marxism, Judaism, Film Theory, Post-structuralism, Philosophical Romanticism, and Cultural Studies.This collection brings together a selection of the most critically important items in the literature, across the full range of Benjamin's cultural-theoretical interests, from all periods of the reception of his writings, but focusing upon the most recent, to produce a comprehensive overview of the best critical literature.
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Walter Benjamin Remembrance and the First World War

Walter Benjamin  Remembrance  and the First World War

33 Unlike the commemorative lyrics filled with the traditional healing rhetoric that
has allowed Jay Winter to claim that " a complex process of re - sacralization
marks the poetry of the war , " 34 Benjamin ' s sonnets to his war dead - - or rather
 ...

Author: Martin Jay

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070613968

Category: Authors, German

Page: 22

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Categories: Authors, German

Walter Benjamin Modernity

Walter Benjamin  Modernity

Baudelaire's sonnet " Correspondences ” ( from which these lines are taken )
plays a crucial role within the Fleurs du mal . It is not the first poem , but it occurs
in the opening sequence . Its significance in directing our reading of the poems
as a ...

Author: Peter Osborne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415325358

Category:

Page: 462

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No other single author has so commanding a critical presence across so many disciplines within the arts and humanities, in so many national contexts, as Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). The belated reception of his work as a literary critic (dating from the late 1950s) has been followed by a rapid series of critical receptions in different contexts: Frankfurt Critical Theory and Marxism, Judaism, Film Theory, Post-structuralism, Philosophical Romanticism, and Cultural Studies.This collection brings together a selection of the most critically important items in the literature, across the full range of Benjamin's cultural-theoretical interests, from all periods of the reception of his writings, but focusing upon the most recent, to produce a comprehensive overview of the best critical literature.
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On Malice

On Malice

The sonnets source vocabulary from Walter Benjamin's records of his son's
language acquisition between the ages of two and six (Walter Benjamin's Archive
: Images, Texts, Signs, Verso Books, 2007). Benjamin himself appears on page
49.

Author: Ken Babstock

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552453049

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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On Malice is watching you—new poems about and by surveillance, from Griffin-winning Ken Babstock.
Categories: Poetry

The Art of Shakespeare s Sonnets

The Art of Shakespeare   s Sonnets

“Introduction to Walter Benjamin's The Concept of Art Criticism in the German
Romantics.” Studies in Romanticism 31 (Winter 1992): 421–432. Lanham,
Richard A. The Motives of Eloquence: Literary Rhetoric in the Renaissance. New
Haven ...

Author: Helen Vendler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674088603

Category: Poetry

Page: 692

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Helen Vendler, widely regarded as our most accomplished interpreter of poetry, here serves as an incomparable guide to some of the best-loved poems in the English language. In detailed commentaries on Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, Vendler reveals previously unperceived imaginative and stylistic features of the poems, pointing out not only new levels of import in particular lines, but also the ways in which the four parts of each sonnet work together to enact emotion and create dynamic effect.
Categories: Poetry

Review of Japanese Culture and Society

Review of Japanese Culture and Society

( Walter Benjamin and the Antinomies of Tradition , 139 ) . I would ... Zu den
wiedergefundenen Sonetten von Walter Benjamin ” ( Poetry as ritual of salvation :
on the rediscovered sonnets of Walter Benjamin ) , Akzente 32 ( 1984 ) , 30 - 31 .
34 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060740415

Category: Japan

Page:

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Consists mainly of articles reprinted from various sources published originally in Japanese since World War II.
Categories: Japan

Sonnets of Catharina Von Greiffenberg

Sonnets of Catharina Von Greiffenberg

Walter Benjamin used a more tactful metaphor : “ Die Form selbst . . . deren
Ausprägung bisweilen umgekehrt proportional zu der Vollendung einer Dichtung
stehen kann , wird gerade an dem schmächtigen Leib der dürftigen Dichtung , als
ihr ...

Author: Flora Kimmich

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000296521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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This study presents interpretation and criticism of Catharina von Greiffenberg's Geistliche Sonnette (1662) with contrastive discussions of the process and structure of Gryphius' sonnets. The author uses an eclectic method to explore the sonnets as viable poetic constructs. She arrives at new conclusions on the nature of the two poets' gifts and on the peculiarities and possibilities of the sonnet as a short lyric form.
Categories: Literary Criticism

For Walter Benjamin

For Walter Benjamin

In that connecin peace and played chess with his host , tion Walter Benjamin
remarked in a who was so different from ... the pages basically constitute a
manifesto Passagen - Werk , the sonnets , and other of Walter Benjamin ' s
individual form ...

Author: Siegfried Unseld

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4567305

Category: Authors, German

Page: 306

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Categories: Authors, German

The Sonnet Over Time

The Sonnet Over Time

A Study in the Sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare, and Baudelaire Sandra
Bermann. structured sonnet reveals its own ... mark is a pronounced self -
alienation . TIME INTO SPACE If we take Walter Benjamin ' s 106 / The
Baudelairean Sonnet.

Author: Sandra Bermann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014640042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Arcades Project

The Arcades Project

Walter Benjamin Rolf Tiedemann. 979 / Notes to Pages 348–355 tion between
the ... Baudelaire , Vers retrouvés : Juvenilia , Sonnets , introduction and notes by
Jules Mouquet ( Paris , 1929 ) , pp . 57–59 . ( R.T. ) In English in The Complete ...

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067404326X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1073

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Critiquing the arcades of nineteenth-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that served as early malls--the author, who wrote the work in the 1920s and 1930s, covers thirty-six still-trenchant topics, including fashion, boredom, photography, advertising, and prostitution, among others.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin

Cf . Chryssoula Kambas , Walter Benjamin liest Georges Sorel : “ Réflexions sur
la violence ” , in Aber ein Sturm weht vom ... The sonnets , which were only
discovered a few years ago among the papers that Benjamin left behind him in
Paris ...

Author: Momme Brodersen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: UOM:39015040667019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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Revised and updated for the English edition, this comprehensive biography provides an account of Benjamin's career, and demonstrates the fallacy of the popular, romanticized notion of his life as the sorrowful progression of a melancholic personality
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Best of Rilke

The Best of Rilke

72 Form-true Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and
Compact Biography ; Translated by Walter ... Walter Benjamin and Paul Celan
turn to the sonnets of such precursor poets as Dante , Shakespeare , and
Baudelaire ...

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Hanover : Published for Dartmouth College by University Press of New England

ISBN: UOM:39015014722949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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A distinguished poet-translator presents faithful verse translations of 72 poems in a bilingual edition with commentary and biographical material.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Love Sonnets and Elegies

Love Sonnets and Elegies

Louise Labé, one of the most original poets of the French Renaissance, published her complete Works around the age of thirty and then disappeared from history.

Author: Louise Labe

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590177488

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Louise Labé, one of the most original poets of the French Renaissance, published her complete Works around the age of thirty and then disappeared from history. Rediscovered in the nineteenth century, her incandescent love sonnets were later translated into German by Rilke and appear here in a revelatory new English version by the award-winning translator Richard Sieburth.
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In the Language of Walter Benjamin

In the Language of Walter Benjamin

gether in involutions of relationship that are , perhaps , impossible for the reader
to grasp , unless , like Benjamin in the ... to the recipient of the fourth ring and
enclosed a sonnet , a poem that was sent as a commentary on a stone into which
 ...

Author: Carol Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046484518

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 136

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If Walter Benjamin (with an irony that belies his seemingly tragic life) is now recognized as one of the century's most important writers, reading him is no easy matter. Benjamin opens one of his most notable essays, "The Task of the Translator," with the words "No poem is intended for the reader, no image for the beholder, no symphony for the listener." How does one read an author who tells us that writing does not communicate very much to the reader? How does one learn to regard what comes to us from Benjamin as something other than direct expression? Carol Jacobs' In the Language of Walter Benjamin is an attempt to come to terms with this predicament. It does so by teasing out such guidelines for criticism as Benjamin seems to offer in The Origin of German Tragic Drama. Jacobs reminds us of Benjamin's distinction between truth and knowledge. She above all insists on his method of philosophical contemplation as performance, on a performance that demands precise immersion in the minute details of subject matter. In what follows, Jacobs practices this immersion in the details of Benjamin's performance as she reads some of his key works: the autobiographical Berlin Chronicle, the apparently biographical study of Proust, the fictional autobiographical story of "Myslowitz -- Braunschweig -- Marseille," and those essays on the theory of language so crucial to an understanding of Benjamin, "The Task of the Translator," "Doctrine of the Similar," and "On Language as Such and on the Language of Man." "The essays that follow were written over the span of an academic lifetime. They are the intermittent attempts from the late sixties through the early nineties in which I have tried to understand Benjamin, or rather, to understand his work, to come to terms with it, though never as a totality. I would like to believe he taught me how to read in the practice of interrupting intention. The process of contemplation that these essays perform, then, is marked by an unceasing pausing for breath (sometimes for many years)." -- Carol Jacobs, from In the Language of Walter Benjamin
Categories: Literary Collections