Archive for creation of legends

“Save Walter Benjamin from his fans!”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 26 September 2012 by delclem

Today it is 72 years ago that Walter Benjamin committed suicide at the French-Spanish border. Stephan Wackwitz dissevers literature from science, holiness from genius in the legends of this literary critic who has served as pillar saint for many.

Text (c) DIE WELT /, 2010

Image: the monument Passages by Israeli artist Dani Karavan in Portbou, Spain, commemorating Walter Benjamin. Photo (c) picture-alliance / akg-images