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On Hashish

Walter Benjamin

Edited by Howard Eiland

Introduction by Marcus Boon

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$17.50 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780674022218

Publication Date: 05/30/2006

Academic Trade

208 pages

4 line illustrations

Belknap Press


  • Translator’s Foreword
  • Abbreviations and a Note on the Texts
  • Walter Benjamin and Drug Literature [Marcus Boon]
  • Editorial Note [Tillman Rexroth]
  • Protocols of Drug Experiments (1–12)
  • Completed Texts
    • Myslovice—Braunschweig—Marseilles
    • Hashish in Marseilles
  • Addenda
    • From “One Way Street”
    • From “Surrealism”
    • From “May–June 1931”
    • From The Arcades Project
    • From the Notebooks
    • From the Letters
  • An Experiment by Walter Benjamin [Jean Selz]
  • Notes
  • Index

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