Dreams By Walter Benjamin

Author(s): Walter Benjamin (Columbia University)


Dreams highlights a dimension of Benjamin’s thinking that was invaluable for his writing and thought but which has thus far received little attention. The first section, “Dream Notes,” is a comprehensive and chronological collection of Benjamin’s transcriptions of his own dreams and includes unpublished manuscript materials. The second section, “On Perception of Dreams: Awakening and Dream,” features his theoretical reflections on dreams, ranging from short aphorisms and longer analyses of dream literature and the history of dreams to the political conception of a “dreaming collective” and its awakening. Editor Burkhardt Lindner describes Benjamin’s literary approach to his own dreams in the epilogue and gives a sketch of Benjamin’s own definition of the dream sphere, independent of and in contrast to Surrealism and Freud’s interpretation of dreams. This handsome, pocket-sized reader presents Benjamin as both a great dreamer and an important theorist of dreams.


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  • : 9783981337075
  • : Bierke Verlag
  • : November 2017
  • : --- length: - '7' width: - '4.25' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : Walter Benjamin (Columbia University)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 162