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Great!
If he wrong. So what - But if he is right and everything he saw is true, than those that don't believe are in real trouble when judgment day come. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.
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3 days ago

Pretty Interesting
I have not read this specific work of Benjamin's so I cannot give it five stars, but if it is even close to the stuff I have read, it would certainly deserve them. I've read his brilliant essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and his "Critique of Violence"

Benjamin while often dismissed as a Marxist, which he certainly was, combined the ideas of materialism, early 20th century German idealism, and Jewish mysticism to create a unique and complex vision. He was highly influential in the flowering of German literary culture that occurred between the two world wars, although it can be argued that he was as influenced by it, particularly by Brecht, as it was by him.
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3 days ago

Amazing, must read!
A brilliant, tough minded polemic that examines the differences between writing and the other creative arts, and an incisive analysis of the psychology of writing and literature. For obvious reasons, it is redolent with Sartre's existential world view, which I don't entirely embrace, but that takes nothing away from this absolutely essential and critically important work.
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3 days ago

Great!
The genius behind everbody's favorite fat cat Garfield (he loves lasagna and hates Mondays), his "human" John Arbuckle, and Odie the dog. I like the way Davis makes Garfield the witty character he is. Usually, it's the cat that gets the short end of the stick. Garfield is a winner!
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5 days ago

Good
Very strong book, and shows a lot of the undeveloped genius of Fitzgerald, who unfortunately pissed most of his talent away.
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