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Berlin Childhood around 1900

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674022225

Publication Date: 05/30/2006


208 pages

7 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Translator’s Foreword
  • Hope in the Past: On Walter Benjamin [by Peter Szondi]
  • Berlin Childhood around 1900
    • Final Version
      • Loggias • Imperial Panorama • Victory Column • The Telephone • Butterfly Hunt • Tiergarten • Tardy Arrival • Boys’ Books • Winter Morning • At the Corner of Steglitzer and Genthiner • Two Enigmas • Market Hall • The Fever • The Otter • Peacock Island and Glienicke • News of a Death • Blumeshof 12 • Winter Evening • Crooked Street • The Sock • The Mummerehlen • Hiding Places • A Ghost • A Christmas Angel • Misfortunes and Crimes • Colors • The Sewing Box • The Moon • Two Brass Bands • The Little Hunchback • The Carousel • Sexual Awakening
    • From the 1932–1934 Version
      • Departure and Return • The Larder • News of a Death • The Mummerehlen • Society • The Reading Box • Monkey Theater • School Library • New Companion of German Youth • The Desk • Cabinets • Beggars and Whores • The Moon
  • Complete Table of Contents, 1932–1934 Version
  • Notes
  • Credits for Illustrations
  • Index
  • Illustrations:
    • Walter Benjamin and his brother Georg
    • The Victory Column on Königsplatz
    • The goldfish pond in the Tiergarten
    • Berlin’s Tiergarten in winter
    • Market hall on Magdeburger Platz
    • Interior of a middle-class German home
    • Courtyard on Fischerstrasse in Old Berlin

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