On Benjamin’s Public (Oeuvre)-Public Domain Review

Benjamin

On the run from the Nazis in 1940, the philosopher, literary critic and essayist Walter Benjamin committed suicide in the Spanish border town of Portbou. In 2011, over 70 years later, his writings enter the public domain in many countries around the world. Anca Pusca, author of Walter Benjamin: The Aesthetics of Change, reflects on the relevance of Benjamin’s oeuvre in a digital age, and the implications of his work becoming freely available online. – See more at: Public Domain Review

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, by Walter Benjamin

 

On the Concept of History, by Walter Benjamin