Archive for Walter Benjamin

‘The Fragmentary, Mystical Thought of W.B.’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 1 August 2013 by delclem

“The 1993 experimental film above—One Way Street: Fragments for Walter Benjamin—is part documentary, part low-budget cable-access editing exercise. The film provides an introduction to Benjamin’s life and thought through interviews with scholars, re-enactments of his last days, and montages centered around his many aphoristic expressions.” >full text (c) open culture 2013

>another film: Flâneur III: Benjamin’s Shadow (1998)



“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