Steiner's Benjamin

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20141101 (BBC7)

George Steiner unravels the life and work of the great German-Jewish critic Walter Benjamin, who, chased by the Nazis across Europe, killed himself on 26 September 1940 on the Spanish border with France. He left behind some influential thoughts on modern life which had an extraordinary posthumous influence. Reader Anthony Hyde.

20141101 (BBC7)
20141102 (BBC7)

George Steiner investigates the life of the prophetic German Jewish critic Walter Benjamin

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"George Steiner unravels the life and work of the great German-Jewish critic Walter Benjamin, who, chased by the Nazis across Europe, killed himself on 26 September 1940 on the Spanish border with France.

He left behind some influential thoughts on modern life which had an extraordinary posthumous influence.

Reader Anthony Hyde."

1997091419980728

George Steiner unravels the life and work of the great German-Jewish critic Walter Benjamin, who, chased by the Nazis across Europe, killed himself on 26 September 1940 on the Spanish border with France.

He left behind some influential thoughts on modern life which had an extraordinary posthumous influence.

Reader Anthony Hyde.