Los Angeles Review of Books: Critic or Translator? On Eli Friedlander’s “Walter Benjamin and the Idea of Natural History”

IN THE ROLL CALL of great Western philosophers, big hitters are often identified by their magnum opuses. Plato? The Republic. Kant? Critique of Pure Reason. Heidegger? Being and Time. The problem with Walter Benjamin, however, is that he never wrote a book that sets out a single, unified philosophy, so many refuse to admit him […]

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Literary Hub: Lit Hub Daily: March 26, 2024

Literary Hub: Lit Hub Daily: March 26, 2024

“There has been one single experience that taught me more about storytelling than anything else in my life: telling bedtime stories to my children.” Mark Cecil on what he’s learned from the toughest audience there is. | Lit Hub Craft Shilpi Somaya Gowda recommends novels with rotating perspectives by Barbara Kingsolver, Celeste Ng, Taylor Jenkins […]