Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Walter Benjamin's Archive

What a joy to open a box and pull out marvelous and fantastic writers everyday. If you held a gun to my head I'd say my favourite authors were Chekhov and Walter Benjamin and this new edition of fragments and notes beautifully produced by Verso is just a joy to hold. Opening at random:

"To find words for what one has before one's eyes - how difficult that can be. But once they come they batter like tiny hammers against reality, until they have pressed a picture from it as from a copper plate."

Brilliant. And it's only £16.99. What a bargain.

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