Radio Benjamin. Edited by Lecia Rosenthal. Cultural Essays, Walter Benjamin.

Radio Benjamin. Edited by Lecia Rosenthal.

New York: Verso, 2014. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for Children” youth programs, his plays, readings, book reviews, and fiction reveal Benjamin in a creative, rather than critical, mode. Item #26526

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