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Aura Rosenberg: A Berlin Childhood

Aura Rosenberg

Published August 2nd 2002
ISBN : 9783882438123
Hardcover
176 pages
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 About the Book 

After leaving Germany in 1932, Walter Benjamin wrote Berliner Kindheit Um Neunzehnhundert, a collection of 42 texts that functions as a childhood memoir, distilling the poignancy of a lost childhood from vividly remembered places, things andMoreAfter leaving Germany in 1932, Walter Benjamin wrote Berliner Kindheit Um Neunzehnhundert, a collection of 42 texts that functions as a childhood memoir, distilling the poignancy of a lost childhood from vividly remembered places, things and experiences. Arriving in Berlin with her husband and young daughter in 1991, Aura Rosenberg was introduced to Benjamins memoir, and found herself moving through the very spaces Benjamin once had. Her goal became to produce photos to match each entry in Benjamins book. This volume of 160 pictures, juxtaposed with excerpts from Benjamin and accounts of her own investigation, is the result of her quest. What emerges is a multilayered allegory that offers a look back to the origins of modernity through the lens of contemporary Berlin.