on all orders of $79 or more

$10 OFF your purchase of $150 or more!
Use coupon code MONDAY in checkout.

Inheriting Walter Benjamin

, by ;
Inheriting Walter Benjamin by Richter, Gerhard; Benjamin, Andrew, 9781474251235
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781474251235 | 1474251234
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2016
  • Rent Book


  • Buy New Book

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

  • eBook

    Available Instantly

    Online: 365 Days

    Downloadable: Lifetime Access


Gerhard Richter examines, in the work of Walter Benjamin, one of the central problems of modernity: the question of how to receive an intellectual inheritance.

Covering aspects of Benjamin's complex relationship to the legacies of such writers as Kant, Nietzsche, Kafka, Heidegger, and Derrida, each chapter attends to a key concern in Benjamin's writing, while reflecting on the challenges that this issue presents for the question of inheritability and transmissibility. Both reading Benjamin and watching himself reading Benjamin, Richter participates in the act of inheriting while also inquiring into the conditions of possibility for inheriting Benjamin's corpus today.

You might also enjoy...

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...