By Gershom Scholem,Lee Sigel,Harry Zohn

ISBN-10: 0805208704

ISBN-13: 9780805208702

ISBN-10: 0827601972

ISBN-13: 9780827601970

Gershom Scholem is widely known because the 20th century’s such a lot profound pupil of the Jewish mystical culture; Walter Benjamin, as a grasp philosopher whose impressive essays combine the innovative, the revelatory, and the esoteric. Scholem was once a precocious youngster while he met Benjamin, who turned his shut buddy and highbrow mentor. His account of that relationship—which used to be to stay an important for either men—is either a party of his friend’s spellbinding genius and a lament for the non-public and highbrow self-destructiveness that culminated in Benjamin’s suicide in 1940.

At as soon as prickly and heartbroken, argumentative and loving, Walter Benjamin: the tale of a Friendship is an soaking up memoir with the worry of personality and intent of a novel. As Scholem revisits the passionate engagements over Marxism and Kabbala, Europe and Palestine that he shared with Benjamin, it really is as though he sought to summon up his misplaced friend’s spirit back, to have the final observe within the argument that would have stored his life.

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