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The Walter Benjamin And Albert S. Project

The Walter Benjamin And Albert S. Project


Publisher:  Jap Sam Books, Author: Maurice BogaertISBN: 9789492852243, Format: Softback, 224pp, 160x230mm

Walter Benjamin and Albert S. sit simultaneously – I can’t imagine it any other way – at their respective writing and drawing tables, bent over their papers. One in Paris, the other in Berlin. Perhaps there is a moment when, as in a choreography, they both lift their right hand from the paper, in exact synchronization, and look to the side. Staring into the distance, for a moment, to summon a thought – and then, the moment is over. Albert S. stands up, and Walter Benjamin crosses out the sentence he has just written. 'The Walter Benjamin and Albert S. Project' is a book about the parallel lives of Walter Benjamin and Albert Speer and the quest to bring these two lives together.

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