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Walter Benjamin. A poem by Séamas Carraher

That time too, Walter, has left, like a painting or a book that hangs, birdlike, from your mouth, wide-open in surprise: your death mask’s endless labouring

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18 Theses, on the Philosophy of History, (poem), 2

Danger! The past will come upon us now like a carbomb or a trainwreck to the station

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Benjamin’s Grave

Seamas Carraher returns on Walter Benjamin with what he himself calls an “experimental poem”.

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On the Concept of History – Walter Benjamin – download e-book

Here we publish a new e-book, On the Concept of History by Walter Benjamin, translated by Dennis Redmond

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Theses on (the Philosophy of) History (poem) – downloadable E-Book

Here we publish Theses on (the Philosophy of) History (poem), a poem by Seamas Carraher

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ON A DAY THIS WEEK… WALTER BENJAMIN

On a day this week, the 26th (or 27th) of September 1940, the radical German Jewish intellectual, Marxist, and writer Walter Benjamin died by suicide after almost a decade fleeing the Nazis and on threat of being handed over to the Gestapo by Spanish border guards the following day…He was just 48 years old

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ON A DAY THIS WEEK, in August 1956

On a day this week, the 14th August, 1956, after more than 40 years as playwright, theatre director and social critic, the communist writer and poet Bertolt Brecht died of heart failure in the flat he shared with Helene Weigel

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